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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.

“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

How do we better understand the cues and clues to assess emotional harm and ensure children’s recovery?

The prevalence of emotional harm is rising faster than any other type of abuse*. This is as much about greater recognition and an understanding that emotional scarring takes the longest to heal.
Written by Chief Executive Anthony Douglas at 00:00

“We are family”: considering the importance of sibling relationships in family proceedings

With more families re-constituting and blending, brothers and sisters might not live with each other but may still feel part of the same family or families. Anthony discuss the significance of siblings relationships to the children we work with.
Written by Chief Executive Anthony Douglas at 00:00

Building collaborative learning and practice improvements through themed webinars

This month Anthony discusses why we have taken up the use of webinars at Cafcass, and what impact we hope they will hae on our staff and overall practice.
Written by Chief Executive Anthony Douglas at 21:00

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