Women’s Aid whose subtitle is “until women and children are safe” published a controversial report in 2016 entitled “Nineteen Child Homicides” and supported by their “Child First Campaign”. Putting aside for a moment the...
The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research Articles
The PSA (Professional Standards Authority) oversee HCPC complaints and investigations
Research into how the Ministry of Justice responds to questions about Parental Alienation
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 was granted Royal Assent in April 2017 to progress the establishment of a new regulator for social workers in England
Research into the numbers of complaints made to HCPC about Cafcass FCAs and the sanctions applied.
If you are a paying parent and the children stay with you overnight you are entitled to claim a discount on your maintenance calculation according to the following discount schedule Number of nights Fraction...
Details on costs of running the Child Maintenance Service and how they use the fees.
The CMS were asked to provide a full and complete breakdown of all charges, what those payments pay for and to whom that money goes.
Research into how the CMS have arrived at the calculation percentages that they use
Want to know who’s who in the Child Maintenance Service? Here’s an organisation chart obtained under a FOI request in August 2017
Cafcass Board Meeting minutes with extracted commentary on domestic abuse, the partnership with Women’s Aid, and gender bias.
Research into whether Cafcass have tools or training to understand the needs of a case before they start to compile their reports
Letter sent to one of our local MPs to raise awareness of Parental Alienation and Cafcass’ lack of training with a request to rase this with Ministry of Justice
Letter sent to Unison, one of the main unions for Cafcass FCAs, raising the issue of lack of graining and reliance by Cafcass on individual FCA’s professional judgement
In July 2017 Cafcass published a draft version of their new Operating Framework for consultation. They did not notify anyone and only allowed a small window for feedback.
The Shadow Secretary for Children and Families raised a question in the House of Commons to the Secretary of State for Justice on interviewing guidelines for witnesses in Family Law cases.
Cafcass refer parents to DVVP programmes where they consider it to be appropriate. Research shows that they only refer fathers.
Research to establish the gender breakdown of Cafcass Family Court Advisors (FCAs)
Research to establish the numbers of Cafcass FCAs for the country, broken down by region and service area for 2016 and 2017
This initial survey is for Non-Resident Parents and for Step Parents of Non-Resident children.
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.