Cafcass Webinars 2016 and 2017

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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 to turn up. You can also read our post about Anthony Douglas and his Emotional Harm webinar and see the attendance figures… which are even lower than his Parental Alienation webinar!

A researcher asked for a list of all training webinars held by Cafcass in 2017 alongwith completion rates.

Here’s Cafcass’ response:

WebinarNo. of staff who attended
the webinar (this includes all staff, not just FCAs)
Parental
Alienation
64
Sibling
Relationships
31
Emotional harm 29
Indirect contact26

You should note that Cafcass have since confirmed that the figures they supplied above “are not accurate” and you can see this in our post on the Parental Alienation webinar here:

Cafcass have said that in 2016 they held around 140 webinars on a variety of subjects and that these have been well received by their employees.

A researcher subsequently asked for a list of these webinars and the corresponding attendance rates.

Here’s Cafcass’ response:

Webinars 2016  
Learning ActivityStart DateNo. of Attendees
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote13/05/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote27/05/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote26/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote19/09/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote28/09/201610
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote21/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote25/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote23/11/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced OneNote06/12/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails10/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails16/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails05/09/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails13/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails05/10/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails14/10/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Advanced Outlook and Organizing your Emails05/12/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Closing and Deleting Cases10/05/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Closing and Deleting Cases17/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Closing and Deleting Cases09/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Closing and Deleting Cases26/09/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Closing and Deleting Cases05/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Contact Log11/05/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Contact Log24/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Contact Log27/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Contact Log18/10/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents25/04/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents23/05/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents18/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents31/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents21/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Documents06/12/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing Case Information16/06/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing Case Information19/07/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing Case Information24/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People09/05/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People24/05/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People03/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People11/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People01/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People15/09/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People05/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People17/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People05/12/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Editing People20/12/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information12/05/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information26/05/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information10/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information25/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information05/09/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information05/10/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Safeguarding and Missing Information14/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)06/05/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)20/05/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)19/08/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)06/09/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)23/09/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)08/11/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)18/11/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)22/11/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)25/11/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS Working with Reports (not formatting)05/12/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)12/04/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)14/04/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)15/04/201610
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)18/04/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)25/04/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for BS (New Features)25/04/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for Operational Staff (New Features)11/04/201610
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for Operational Staff (New Features)14/04/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for Operational Staff (New Features)20/04/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - ECMS v1.4 for Operational Staff (New Features)28/04/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Internet Explorer17/11/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Internet Explorer22/11/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Internet Explorer06/12/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote11/05/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote25/05/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote10/08/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote24/08/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote13/09/20169
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote27/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote30/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote05/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote18/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote25/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote17/11/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote01/12/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to OneNote12/12/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook11/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook31/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook21/09/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook27/09/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook06/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Outlook18/10/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Introduction to Sharepoint30/06/20169
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Outlook 2013 New Features11/08/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business02/08/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business11/08/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business17/08/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business23/09/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business12/10/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business11/11/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Skype for Business16/12/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Using Windows28/11/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Using Windows15/12/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Word 2013 New Features10/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 105/05/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 110/05/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 116/05/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 108/06/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 102/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 118/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 131/08/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 113/09/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 129/09/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 103/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 111/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 118/10/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 125/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 101/11/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 107/11/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 123/11/20168
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 106/12/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 113/12/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 212/05/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 226/05/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 204/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 210/08/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 216/08/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 201/09/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 213/09/20169
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 229/09/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 206/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 212/10/20161
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 218/10/20166
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 227/10/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 203/11/20164
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 207/11/20162
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 228/11/20165
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 208/12/20163
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 213/12/20167
Live Laptop Learning (Webinar) - Working Electronically 219/12/20162

They’re correct. There are 140 webinar training *sessions* in 2016 but that’s not the same as saying there were 140 webinars.

Looking at the list it’s hard to see how many of these actually benefit the children that Cafcass are supposed to be supporting.

So let’s take a look at the webinars that directly impact the ability of Cafcass FCAs to understand the needs of children that they’re supposed to represent in our family courts:

RegionService AreaNumber of FCAs January 2017FCAs who attended Anthony Douglas Parental Alienation WebinarFCAs who attended Anthony Douglas Emotional Harm Webinar
Tyneside and Northumbria A15420
Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York, Cumbria and LancashireA210932
Greater Manchester A37910
South Yorkshire and Humberside A46521
West Yorkshire A56703
Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and Dorset A65102
Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Thames ValleyA78622
Cornwall, Devon and SomersetA86812
Cheshire and Merseyside A910030
Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire A105110
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire A116730
Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire and Worcestershire A129731
National Business Centre, Coventry, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire A136620
Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire A1411712
Greater London (Public Law) A15A1465 in total for A15a and A15b3 in total for A15a and A15b
Greater London (Private Law) A15B85see row abovesee row above
Surrey and Sussex A165723
Kent A174011
N/A (Self Employed Contractors)SEC200
Totals14073222

Imagine that you’re a child in any of these service areas and you’re being alienated from a parent and suffering emotional harm. How ready do you think Cafcass are to understand and help you?

Horrifying, isn’t it?!

How is any of this in the interests of the children that Cafcass are supposed to be representing in our family courts?

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