Research into how, when, and where Cafcass interview either parent, and how and when they interview the children involved.
Research into Cafcass and how they impact on children within family law
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
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 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?
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?
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 do Cafcass provide to their FCAs on understanding and reporting on the needs, wishes and feelings of children? View the forms they make children complete.
Research into Cafcass’ new Operating Framework published in August 2017
The Government and Family Courts are meant to consider the welfare of the children as their paramount concern. What does that actually mean?
Looking back at promises made by the prominent politicians today paints a picture of words with little action behind them. We look at one speech made in 2004 which promised to introduce some of the changes that children have been waiting for for decades.
We take a closer look at some of the detail contained in the recent CAFCASS / Woman’s Aid joint research.
How many complaints have been made against the Cafcass in the last three years; and how many such complaints have been upheld?
The Impact of Parental Hostility tool is a tool referenced often by Cafcass as the tool that Cafcass use to detect Parental Alienation. Is it fit for use?
Cafcass used to (and sometimes still does) refer to Parental Alienation as Implacable Hostility. In 2015 they were asked how they dealt with Implacable Hostility…
What are the Knowledge Bites that Cafcass refer to as “training modules” or “elearning modules” and how many Cafcass employees have viewed them?