Research into the guidance and training Cafcass provide to their own FCAs on the use of their Safe Contact Indicator Tool.
The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research Blog
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.