Parents and carers
Here you can find information on the three main areas that we work with families in the family justice system. These include:
- Parenting and child arrangements after divorce or separation;
- Care proceedings;
- Adoption proceedings.
Our focus is always on the welfare and safety of children and young people going through the family justice system and advising the court on the best interests of children and young people.
There are two types of adoption where Cafcass may be involved. Non-agency adoption The court may ask Cafcass to become involved in cases where […]
Improving Child and Family Arrangements (ICFA) is the service designed by Cafcass to help families agree safe, beneficial, and sustainable spending time with arrangements when […]
In some family court proceedings there is a disagreement about who is a child’s parent. If this disagreement means a current application for a child arrangements […]
When will a local authority make an application to take children into care? The types of concerns that may trigger a local authority to […]
Parenting together If you’re splitting up, divorcing, or you’ve been separated for a while, you might find that sorting out the practicalities can feel overwhelming, […]
Our primary role, in every case we’re involved with, is to safeguard the child and ensure that their best interests are represented within the court […]
When a child is born through surrogacy, the intended parents will need to apply to the court for a parental order. This transfers legal parenthood […]
This directory contains details of the Providers that are commissioned, and funded, to deliver services by Cafcass on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in […]