Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

CAFCASS to come under MoJ control

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Following a recommendation in the Family Justice Review, the Government announced at the beginning of November 2013 that the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) will transfer to the Ministry of Justice in April 2014.It is currently sponsored by the Department for Education.

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family court cases and helps over 145,000 children and young people who are involved in divorce or separation and care or adoption cases every year. Cafcass is the voice of the children in family courts and helps ensure that children’s welfare is put first during proceedings.

No doubt it is hoped that by bringing the service within MoJ, this will support the wider programme of reform of the family justice system.



Written by lwtmp

November 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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