This week saw the publication of Re J (A Child – Intractable Contact)  EWFC B103 (19 December 2017) by His Honour Judge Bellamy sitting in Derby. You can read the full details here:...
Author: Voice of the Child
The CMS must use current income and the most recent tax year income from HMRC – so why do they lie about which year they can use?
The Children Act 1989 introduced Significant Harm as the threshold that justifies compulsory intervention in family life in the best interests of children. Harm is defined as the ill treatment or impairment of health and development.
We’ve only been online for 4 months – here’s what we’ve achieved so far:
A list (with summaries) of articles and resources held within the Cafcass Library and available to Cafcass FCAs on the subject of Parental Alienation in 2016
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 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.
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.
We have obtained a full set of the Child Maintenance Service Policies and Procedures taken from their internal systems. NOTE: We are in the process of indexing these documents and this page will be...
We know that many of our enquiries relate to service users who have complained to Cafcass and got nowhere and have even got their MP to complain to Cafcass on their behalf, so we...
Oh dear… Cafcass does not have professional indemnity insurance cover for their employees or for the organisation as a whole.
Poor child outcomes are associated with: mental health difficulties, poorer academic outcomes, negative peer relationships, substance misuse, poor future relationship chances, low employability, and heightened interpersonal violence
CAFCASS has been a disaster from Day One. Its officers write tens of thousands of trivial reports each year – on decent families caught up in divorce. CAFCASS breeds heartache and delay
Anthony Douglas says that his Cafcass FCAs were far too busy to do their training! So how busy are they?
How many Judges had actually escalated a complaint directly to Cafcass?
Once you’ve completed this training module YOU will be more qualified in identifying Parental Alienation than most Cafcass FCAs.
Cafcass say “our Family Court Advisers receive training while at Cafcass in order to assist with their continued professional development” But do they really? (no…)
Howe many Cafcass FCAs do you think attended an important webinar training session on Emotional Harm run by the Cafcass CEO Anthony Douglas?
Our researchers have started to widen the net with their research on Parental Alienation beyond Cafcass and the Courts to the support services that surround children in everyday life.
You may have read our post about Anthony Douglas and his infamous Parental Alienation webinar that he gave to his Cafcass employees earlier this year to which only 2% of his 1,400 FCAs bothered...
Who are Cafcass National Improvement Service (NIS) and why does it matter that they’re not independent or apparently appropriately qualified?
The Crown Prosecution Service have this to say about Controlling or Coercive Behaviour: 3. Understanding Controlling or Coercive Behaviour In September 2012 the Government published guidance which may assist prosecutors to better understand the...
Who have Cafcass been meeting with to hear views and concerns and to formulate policy decisions?
Research into the guidance and training Cafcass provide to their own FCAs on the use of their Safe Contact Indicator Tool.
What guidance is available to Headteachers on dealing with parental conflict in schools including pickups, name changes, Cafcass, and court orders.
The CMS are supposed to negotiate with Paying Parents to put in place sustainable and reliable payment plans for arrears. What does their policy say?
Are the DWP and CMS engaged in a campaign to encourage Universal Credit recipients to open or pursue CMS cases?