Category Archive: Cafcass Cymru

Feb 19

WALES – CAFCASS Cymru has undergone a transformational improvement

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS Cymru) has undergone a transformational improvement since their last inspection by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) three years ago.   The last inspection of CAFCASS Cymru in 2010 found key inadequacies in leadership and management and recommended that improvements were needed in complaints, …

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Jun 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Use of expert witnesses in family courts is on the slide, finds Cafcass

The use of expert witnesses in care proceedings cases, particularly independent social workers, has fallen radically over the last three years.   Research suggests expert witnesses are being used less in family court cases According to a study by the Children And Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), the proportion of care proceedings cases in …

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Nov 22

WALES – Committee 1 – Children and Young People Committee

Committee 1 – Children and Young People Committee 22 November 2012   INQUIRY INTO CAFCASS CYMRU Senedd TV – [LINK HERE]         Transcript [LINK HERE]   LINKS TO :- Public Document Pack (ie – The Papers) Letter dated 5th Dec 2012 – by Gwenda Thomas AM   SEE ALSO BBC Democracy – Children and Young People Committee …

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Oct 03

WALES – Inquiry into the work of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales (CAFCASS Cymru)

The National Assembly for Wales’ Children and Young People Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into the work of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales (CAFCASS Cymru).  You will be aware that the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee undertook an inquiry and follow-up inquiry into CAFCASS in 2009 and …

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Oct 03

WALES – Appointing a Chair to CAFCASS Cymru’s Advisory Committee

Both the Minister for Health & Social Services and Deputy Minister for Children & Social Services have agreed the process for CAFCASS Cymru to appoint a chair to it’s Advisory Committee. Date of decision / Dyddiad y penderfyniad: 02/08/2012 Statement of information / Datganiad gwybodaeth: This submission seeks the approval of the Deputy Minister for …

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Oct 02

WALES – All-Wales approach to child contact services in Wales

Child contact services play a vital role for some children in separated families Author: Gwenda Thomas AM Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services I recently announced changes to the funding of child contact services in Wales, to ensure consistent, high-quality provision across the country. The changes will mean funding is spread more evenly, and …

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