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Welcome to the blog of Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of Cafcass. Anthony will be blogging each month, sharing news from Cafcass and talking about the family justice system at large.

Cafcass responds to a DfE report on safeguarding and radicalisation

The Department for Education’s recent report on safeguarding and radicalisation paints a picture that is familiar to Cafcass in our work representing children in family court cases. The number of radicalisation cases is growing and there is an increasing expectation of a confident and informed response from professionals.
Written by Neville Hall at 15:00

Why you must see me

FJYPB member Shanti Sud discusses the risks of professionals making assumptions about children in family proceedings
Written by FJYPB at 00:00

Bringing the child’s experience to life in your work

“The best reports always leave you feeling confident that you have a true sense for that child”
Written by FJYPB at 00:00

“I am more than how you see me”. Diversity and inclusion highlighted at the 5th Voice of the Child conference

The 5th Voice of the Child conference was held in London in late July. As the only child-led, professionally supported national conference about the voices of children in family court cases, it was a powerful event.
Written by Chief Executive Anthony Douglas at 00:00

Under Pressure? Why true consent is a crucial part of our work

The concept of freely given and informed consent is an important concept of our time, like transparency. Gone are the days of backdoor, behind the scene deals – or at least they should be gone
Written by Chief Executive Anthony Douglas at 00:00

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