May 3, 2010

Cafcass ( Crapcass ) Independent?

Filed under: Secret family courts — Granarchist @ 12:55 am

So why is Anthony Douglas Chair of BAAF

Or why do they work in partnership with the 3rd largest Adoption Agency ?

Cafcass, the organisation that looks after children’s interests in the family courts, and children’s charity, Coram, are pleased to announce an innovative partnership between a government agency and a voluntary organisation.
The partnership will operate in South East England and is designed to promote better outcomes for children whose parents are divorcing or separating and cannot agree on contact or which parent a child should live with. Coram will be supporting Cafcass practitioners in a number of ways. The charity will provide specialist additional consultation in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychology.
Anthony Douglas, Cafcass Chief Executive says “Cafcass is constantly striving to improve the quality of outcomes particularly for children and young people. We know that our frontline staff will benefit from more supervisory support and that our court reports need to be more analytical with clearer recommendations based on evidence. By working in partnership with Coram we will be harnessing their excellent reputation in the arena of contact – especially in achieving successful sessions with families where there is entrenched discord. This is a unique partnership between a national government agency delivering services in the family justice system and a children’s charity.”
Dr Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, adds, ”Coram has long pioneered practice to develop Contact services that meet the needs of children. We are proud to partner with CAFCASS on this new approach to supporting Family Court Advisors. Children all too often suffer the consequences of relationship breakdown and parental dispute – this work is vital to making the court process work as well as possible for children and that must be the touchstone of our success.”
The media are invited to a contract signing at Cafcass’ offices in Canterbury on Wednesday 2nd April at 3.30pm.The Chief Executives of Cafcass and Coram (Anthony Douglas CBE and Dr Carol Homden respectively) will be signing the contract.
The Cafcass South East area includes Kent, Sussex and Surrey with offices in Canterbury, Chichester, Chatham, Eastbourne, Guildford and Horsham.
To attend this event please contact Takki Sulaiman on 07778 419218 in the first instance.
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