Strategies and delivery priorities

This section sets out Cafcass’ strategic plan and delivery priorities. It includes our workforce strategy and diversity and inclusion strategy.

Strategic Plan 2019- 2023

Our strategic plan 2019-23 sets out our vision and values, and how our strategic objectives will help us work towards this vision and meet the needs of children and families.

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We have also produced a summary version of our strategy.

Cafcass delivery priorities

The strategic delivery priorities implement the Cafcass strategic plan providing a more detailed view of the work Cafcass is currently prioritising to develop and improve its service for children, their families, and its services to the courts.

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Strategic delivery plan year one 2020-21

The Cafcass Strategic Delivery Plan: Year One (2020/1) outlines our delivery priorities for 2020/21.

Strategic delivery plan year two 2021-22

The Cafcass Strategic Delivery Plan: Year Two (2021/22) outlines our delivery priorities for 2021/22.



Together with children and families

Together with children and families (Together) is Cafcass’ relationship-based practice framework. Together represents a way of working with children and their families that is based on developing trusting relationships that prioritise listening, understanding, clear reasoning, respect and integrity. It is a key element within our Strategic Plan.

Together with children and families workbook

The Together with children and families workbook includes our values, how these values work in practice, the tools we can use to incorporate these values in our work and the impact this will have on children and families. The workbook shows how our Family Court Advisers will use Together in their work with children and families.

Organisational values

Together is built around our organisational values. These are also included in our Strategic Plan 2019-23.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Read about our objectives for equality, diversity and inclusion in Cafcass. Our next strategy covering the period 2021-2024 is currently being developed.

Workforce strategy

This sets out our plans to ensure we have the right staff and the right support in place to meet the demand for our service.


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