On October 14th 2017 Anthony Douglas the CEO of Cafcass attended the Parental Alienation Workshop in London organised by the charity Families need Fathers Both Parents Matter. We have written about this previously including Mr Douglas’s response to our questions on why his FCAs aren’t trained.
Mr Douglas was due to give a presentation to this workshop but instead spoke freely during his allotted time and answered questions at the end. You can view this here:
We have now obtained a copy of the presentation that Mr Douglas was due to present.
A draft copy of the CIAF (formerly known as the High Conflict Pathway) was not presented at the Families Need Fathers Parental Alienation workshop on 14 October 2017.
At the workshop, Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of Cafcass, delivered a presentation titled ‘How Cafcass assess Parental Alienation’ and made reference to the High Conflict Pathway, but the pathway itself was not presented at the workshop
The ‘How Cafcass assess Parental Alienation’ presentation was produced by Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of Cafcass.
It is also interesting to note that Cafcass have supplied this presentation, a presentation that none of us were aware of because Mr Douglas didn’t use it on the day, in response to the FOI for the draft HCP presentation.
Here are the key slides:
Private law case management pathway
Cafcass assessment framework for Parental Alienation
They all relate to the emotional abuse of children.
You can download the PDF presentation here:
– How Cafcass assesses Parental Alienation London 14 10 17
In a Family Law system designed for combative parents there is no real allowance for the views of children and any understanding of how Family Law ultimately impacts on children most of all.
We speak for the children in Family Law so that, finally, the children have a voice.