Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, has just achieved an outstanding rating from Ofsted. The number of care applications rose 31% between 2014 and 2017. There are reported to be circa 14,000 care applications and circa 40,000 private law cases made each year placing a huge strain on the court system and its supporting services. Greater efforts need to be made to try and achieve a resolution without involving children in Court proceedings if at all possible.
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Children will benefit when fewer cases go to court and cuts to services are reversed, argues former Cafcass chair Claire Tyler Demand for Cafcass’s services has soared in recent years. The successful turnaround of Cafcass, the once-troubled agency responsible for representing children’s interests in England’s family courts, will count for little unless the wider system is reformed, the agency’s former chair is warning.