The text below is an Open Letter to Anthony Douglas, CEO of Cafcass from the Research Team at Voice of the Child. It’s an offer to engage in the interests of children.
The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research Articles
Cafcass Tools Matrix. There is a requirement for all practitioners employed by Cafcass to use the tools, forms and templates provided. But do they? (Clue: no they don’t)
Cafcass Failing Children and Families 2017. Our survey results for 2017 are a damning indictment of Cafcass and of the leadership of Cafcass.
Sarah Parsons, as the Principal Social Worker for Cafcass and Head of L&D, is responsible for 1,400 FCAs of which most don’t and haven’t done their training. We ask WTF is going on?
Anthony Douglas of Cafcass proposes to launch his High Conflict Pathway tool – read about the actual tool and why it is not fit for purpose here.
When two parents are at war (or in High Conflict…) the only safe ground for the children is often their school or children’s services. Likewise, for any alienated parent, the school and children’s services...
The dictionary defines the word hypocrite as follows: Hypocrite noun 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a...
Heidi Allen gave what on the face of it looked like a convincing speech in support of her 10 minute Bill. However, looking at the detail reveals some shocking errors and omissions in the “facts” presented to Parliament.
We explore the attitudes of the MP Heidi Allen when it comes to the self employed, Limited Company Directors and the Child Maintenance Service.
We investigate the history behind the man running the Financial Investigations Unit; Barry Porter
We’ve taken a look at the CMS Financial Investigation Unit (FIU), how they’re trained, and how they operate. This is the first of many articles to come.
The CMS has been treating pension contributions wrong for years. We examine the problem.
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What was the DWP told by the responses to the Joint Account Consultation? What did Gingerbread, Resolution, the British Bankers Association, the Money Advice Trust and, the public tell the DWP?
Voice of the Child will be looking closely at a number of individuals responsible for the shambles that is the Child Maintenance Service. We outline them here.
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The CMS relies on a set of documents known as “Policy, Law and Decision Making Guidance” or “PLDMG” to guide its caseworkers. We reveal them here.