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
The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research Articles
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?
How does the CMS treat pension contribution levels when a variation application is made? What is considered to be an “excessive” level of contribution?
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?
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
Policy Decisions at the CMS play a role in how the DWP/CMS enact the legislation passed by Parliament. Who is responsible for the policy?
The Government claims that arrears collection is a priority for the Child Maintenance Group. We have a look at some of the new activities and strategies that the CMS use to collect arrears.
The Government and Family Courts are meant to consider the welfare of the children as their paramount concern. What does that actually mean?
Child Maintenance Service: Government Response to the Work and Pensions Committee Fourteenth Report of Session 2016–17
The Government has issued its response to the Report earlier in the year by the Work and Pensions Select Committee. We cover some of the main points here.
The results are in for our first annual CMS survey and the Child Maintenance Service hasn’t fared well at all…
We have obtained the figures on enforcements undertaken by the CMS between September 2015 and June 2017.
How the CMS can arrange to have money taken directly from bank or building society accounts to pay off arrears.
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.
You may find some of these Parental Alienation resources useful for you, your family, and your support network
This survey is for Resident Parents and Non-Resident Parents who have had involvement with Cafcass
Variations are a source of confusion within the UK’s statutory Child Support Maintenance scheme. We the available grounds here.