|The Operating Framework sets out
how Cafcass works. We state that understanding
how Cafcass operate is absolutely essential to
understanding how your case will be viewed and
managed by Cafcass and the courts. This alone can
save you úthousands in unecessary legal fees.
Operating Framework sets out Cafcass meets their
responsibilities as a family court social work
service to children and young people, their
families, and to courts, as required by
legislation.Their principal functions are found
in section 12(1) of the Criminal Justice and
Court Services Act 2000.
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helps us to provide a consistent service to
children and families throughout England, with a
focus on continuous improvement. Our vision is to
achieve positive change for children that
continues long after family court proceedings are
over. To achieve this, we must shine a strong
light on childrens needs, and our
recommendations to court should play a part in
helping childrens lives to improve.'
principle functions of Cafcass:
respect of family proceedings in which the
welfare of children other than children
ordinarily resident in Wales] is or may be
in question, it is a function of the Service
safeguard and promote the welfare of the
advice to any court about any application made to
it in such proceedings,
provision for the children to be represented in
provide information, advice and other support for
the children and their families.
Service must also make provision for the
performance of any functions conferred on
officers of the Service by virtue of this Act or
any other enactment (whether or not they are
exercisable for the purposes of the functions
conferred on the Service by subsection (1)).
may provide for grants to be paid by the Service
to any person for the purpose of furthering the
performance of any of the Services
regulations may provide for the grants to be paid
on conditions, including conditions
regulating the purposes for which the grant or
any part of it may be used,
repayment to the Service in specified
this section, family proceedings has
the same meaning as in the Matrimonial and
Family Proceedings Act 1984 and also includes any
other proceedings which are family proceedings
for the purposes of the Children Act 1989,
references to family proceedings include (where
the context allows) family proceedings which are
proposed or have been concluded.