Category Archive: Cafcass (England)

Sep 25

WALES/ENGLAND – Family expert attacks judiciary on reforms

Social workers and CAFCASS can’t replace experts in courts, says head of professional group A leading family expert has attacked Lord Justice Ryder’s reforms to witness evidence in the family courts, which would see a greater role for social workers and CAFCASS officers.  “Now I have nothing against the role of social workers, I wish …

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Sep 16

ENGLAND – Pre-proceedings involvement of family court advisers helps the avoidance of care proceedings, finds pilot study

Family court adviser involvement may also shorten proceedings   The Cafcass Pre-Proceedings Pilot which sought to test the added value of the family court adviser in pre-proceedings practice in public law cases is now complete in Coventry and Warwickshire and sufficiently progressed in Liverpool that the researchers are able to report on the initiative. For …

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Sep 16

ENGLAND – Cafcass care applications continue steady rise

June 2013 statistics from Cafcass     In June 2013, Cafcass received a total of 849 applications. This is a 5% increase on June 2012.   From April 2013: Between April and June 2013 Cafcass received a total of 2,744 applications. This figure is 8% higher when compared to the same period last year, when …

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Sep 16

ENGLAND – Continued increase in private law demand

June 2013 statistics from Cafcass     In June 2013, Cafcass received a total of 4,267 new private law cases, a 29% increase on June 2012 levels.   From April 2013 onwards: Between April and June 2013 Cafcass received a total of 13,633 new private law cases. This figure shows an increase of 27% from …

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Sep 15

ENGLAND – Social workers to get tool to improve care applications

Template, developed by Cafcass, will drastically shorten care applications and help social workers focus on key issues New tool will help practitioners ‘see the wood for the trees’, says Cafcass A simplified tool to improve care applications by social workers is to be launched next week. Developed by Cafcass and the Association of Directors of …

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Sep 14

ENGLAND – Family Justice Young People’s Board launches video to support children whose parents are separating

Video about children’s experiences of private law proceedings on Cafcass website     The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) has created a video that helps to explain the family court process to children whose parents are separating or divorcing, when Cafcass is involved.   In this latest project, which can be viewed here on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://operationfatherhood.org/cafcass-england/england-family-justice-young-peoples-board-launches-video-to-support-children-whose-parents-are-separating/

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