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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading CAFCASS remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Cafcass in (a) domestic abuse cases and (b) other private law cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-15more like thismore than 2016-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no specific assessment of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service’s (Cafcass) performance in cases where domestic violence or abuse is alleged or admitted. However, in 2014, Ofsted inspected Cafcass as a national organisation. It judged that as a minimum all children, young people and families receive a service where the quality and effectiveness of Cafcass private law practice is ‘good’. The protective measures of a non-molestation order or occupation order available from the family court for an adult party in cases of domestic violence or abuse do not involve Cafcass.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to other private law cases involving children, Cafcass is most often involved in proceedings for a child arrangements order where parents are in dispute. In every case where a child arrangements order is sought, Cafcass undertakes safeguarding checks with the police and local authority. Relevant matters are communicated to the court prior to the first hearing via a safeguarding letter. In this way, Cafcass provides judges with the information they need to ensure that any decisions made are safe for the child and adult parties.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2016-03-15T14:11:23.84Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-15T14:11:23.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this