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Cafcass Experiences a Rise in Applications

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has seen a rise in both care applications and private law applications during July this year, compared to the same period last year.

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Giving Children a Voice in Court

New Government proposals will mean that children involved in any type of family case - whether to remove them into care or disputes about child arrangements following divorce or separation - will be able to have their views heard when decisions are made that will affect them.

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Impact of Family Court Advisers

Researchers at Northumbria University have recently studied the impact of Family Court Advisers on the duration of court cases involving adoption or care proceedings.

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New National Standards for Family Court Experts

New national standards designed to raise the quality of expert witness evidence in family court cases and speed up proceedings became law on 1st October 2014.

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Lack of Support for Children Returning Home from Care

The Government is spending £300 million a year as a result of the breakdown of children's return home from care, according to new research commissioned by the NSPCC.

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Family Justice Board Chair Reappointed

The architect of the major reforms which put children at the heart of the family justice system has been reappointed as chair of the Family Justice Board (FJB), the Government has announced.

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Care cases diverted from court in Cafcass pilot

Skilled joint social work between Cafcass and local authorities can prevent the need for care proceedings, according to a recently published report.

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Family court applications following separation reach record highs

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has continued to see high levels of private law cases in March, with 4,001 new applications passed to Cafcass - a 1% increase on March 2012 levels.

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Family justice modernisation proposals published

Mr Justice Ryder’s report into the modernisation of Family Justice has now been published.

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