Putting children and young people first in the family courts

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Information for children, including stories from children we've worked with. 

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Information and resources for adults, including professionals. 

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Information for teenagers, including videos and other resources. 

Have you received a letter from Cafcass?

Click on the link below to find out more about what might happen next in your case, depending on what the court has asked Cafcass to do.

Received a letter from Cafcass

Cafcass @MyCafcass


@7030Campaign @womensaid Please note, the figures refer to cases sampled for the report, not all court proceedings.


Free helpline for separated parents

If you are having difficulty coming to an agreement over arrangements for your children following separation then our helpline, piloted in five parts of the country, may be able to assist.

Find out more about Supporting Separated Parents in Dispute helpline

See what children & young people have to say about Cafcass  

We also have two videos for grown-ups to help them understand the work we might be asked to do by the court in divorce and separation cases.

Click here to learn about our work in private law

What happens when you get a letter from Cafcass?

Who are we?

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. We work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what we consider to be in the best interests of individual children.

Read more about Cafcass                                                                                                                                                                        

Separating and want a tool to help you work out arrangements for your children?

The Parenting Plan will help.                         

Read the Parenting Plan here

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