The recent case before The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson addressed the issue of a father secretly recording his daughter's meetings with her mother, social workers and school teachers. The father went as far as to sew covert recording devices into his daughter's clothing.
The case before the Court was whether the daughter should continue to live with her father or go to live with her mother. At the conclusion of the case, the Court found that the father could not meet his daughter's emotional needs as a main carer and the daughter would therefore move to live with her mother. The recording devices were not the only issue considered by the Court but the Judge commented that it was a "prominent one."
It is almost always likely to be wrong for a recording device to be placed on a child for the purpose of gathering evidence in family proceedings, whether or not the child is aware of its presence. This should hardly need saying, but nowadays it is all too easy for individuals to record other people without their knowledge.