Cafcass delivering ‘high quality services to children
Ofsted has published its letter of findings following a focused visit to Cafcass in January. During the visit, Ofsted sought to understand how Cafcass is discharging its statutory functions for children in the context of continuing significant demand for its services – at the time of this visit, there were approximately 6,600 (14 per cent) more children open to Cafcass than before the pandemic. According to Cafcass data, 15,000 children had been in court proceedings for over 52 weeks, with 835 having been in public law proceedings for over 100 weeks, and 3,500 children in private law proceedings for over 100 weeks. Read the full article below.