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Immediate release - 18 September 2012
Young people share their experiences of the family court and care systems
Cafcass, the organisation that represents children in family court cases, is holding an open day for people interested in taking the next step in their social work career. The event, which will be held in Bradford on the 26th September, is an opportunity for social workers and social work students from across the North to meet with young people who have been through the family court and care systems and to talk to members of staff.
Cafcass, the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service, plays a critical role in meeting the needs of children as they go through the family court. In August 2012, the Bradford office alone worked with over 250 children who were facing an abusive or unsafe situation at home, and over 200 children whose parents approached the court for help around contact or residence arrangements following separation.
On Wednesday, 26th September, the Bradford office will host a meet-and-greet session, where Cafcass practitioners will explain what it’s like to work for the organisation and represent a child in court. There will also be the opportunity to meet members of the Family Justice Young People’s Board, a group of young people who have been through the family court and care systems.
Date - Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Time - 3.30pm-7.00pm
Address - Kenburgh House, 28a Manor Row, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4WR
Book your place by emailing Nasrin.Mamoojee@Cafcass.gsi.gov.uk
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Hilary Barrett, Head of Service for West Yorkshire, said: “This is such a great opportunity for social workers and social work students to get an idea of what working for Cafcass really involves. Cafcass practitioners are seen as experts in their field, whose job it is to understand what each child needs, wants and feels, negotiating a safe and positive way forward. There’s no commitment if you come along, just a chance to understand what working with some of the most vulnerable children in the UK really entails.”
Cafcass and its highly skilled team of staff act as a voice for children involved in family court cases, ensuring that decisions made are in the best interests of the child. Cafcass puts children first, rather than focusing on adult disputes, and helps keep children safe.
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For further information please contact:
Molly Garboden, Communications Manager
0844 353 3319 (direct) | 07768 796 484 (mobile)
Notes for Editors:
· The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) represents children in family court cases, making sure that their voices are heard and that the decisions that are made about them are in their best interests.
· Cafcass operates 17 service areas across England.
· Cafcass’ role is to work with children and families in the family courts. The following list provides some examples of the types of cases we work with:-
o Adoption (public law)
o Care Orders (public law)
o Emergency Protection Orders (public law)
o Residency and contact following divorce and separation (private law)
· Cafcass is sponsored by the Department for Education and is a non-departmental public body.
· Cafcass homepage: http://www.cafcass.co.uk/