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We have a procedure in place to enable timely access to relevant information which may be held by the police for the purposes of Family Proceedings.

The Legal Services Department deals with all requests for relevant information which may be held by Gloucestershire Constabulary and required for public and private law family proceedings. It is the single point of contact for Gloucestershire Constabulary for the purpose of the national 2013 Protocol and Good Practice Model and the local protocol that has been agreed by the relevant parties in Gloucestershire.

The key principle of the Protocol and Good Practice Model and the procedure adopted by the Department in relation to all requests is the promotion of co-operation with a view to minimising delays within family proceedings.

To help achieve this aim the Department looks to all who require access to police information to adhere to the principles of the national and local protocols. 

Any requests should be made in the form of Annex D to the local protocol and sent to:

The Legal Services Department
County Police Headquarters,
No 1 Waterwells Drive,

01452 754306

Please noteRequests by email in respect of family proceedings will only be accepted at the following address unless expressly agreed otherwise: 


All requests must be accompanied by the relevant fee, details of which are set out in our Schedule of Fees.

Please make cheques payable to 'Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire' or 'PCC for Gloucestershire.

The fees will be reviewed annually in line with national guidance.

Page last updated: 26 March 2018