Research into how, when, and where Cafcass interview either parent, and how and when they interview the children involved.
Category: Cafcass Training
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)
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.
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
Anthony Douglas says that his Cafcass FCAs were far too busy to do their training! So how busy are they?
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...
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.
The Government and Family Courts are meant to consider the welfare of the children as their paramount concern. What does that actually mean?
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?
Cafcass often reference their inhouse Library in responses to research questions. What is it, how does it operate, and how is it used?
Cafcass have only recently (2017) started to publicly acknowledge the existence of Parental Alienation in over 80% of UK family court cases. but how long have they known?
Research into how the Ministry of Justice responds to questions about Parental Alienation
Research into whether Cafcass have tools or training to understand the needs of a case before they start to compile their reports
Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of Cafcass, led a live webinar discussion on parental alienation attended by only 64 staff members, 33 of whom were FCAs. Cafcass have over 1,400 FCAs.
What training do Cafcass provide to FCAs on the Welfare of the Child?
How much training is Cafcass providing on their new Child Impact Report which they are proposing to replace Section 7 reports with?
Cafcass use a Learning Management System (“LMS”) platform called MySkills to facilitate online elearning and to track completions by Cafcass employees.