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Resources for External Practitioners (Associate FCAs)


This section of the website is dedicated to those practitioners who work on a self-employed basis for Cafcass, who do not regular access to our internal intranet resources. Please click on the links below to access relevant information:


All those working for Cafcass must remain fully conversant with Cafcass policies and use the current templates

  • Policies relevant to external practitioners are detailed and maintained up to date on this section of the website: click here.
  • Click here to see up to date templates


All those working for Cafcass must meet data assurance standards

  • The resources available to external practitioners are outlined on this website. Click here to find out more about Security and Data Protection


Please let us know how we can improve this resource

If you have any comments on the content of this section of the website, and in particular suggestions for improvement of the resources for self employed practitioners, please do email: [email protected]


Consultation on contracts for Associate FCAs

Following the consultation about the proposed new contract for Associate FCAs, Cafcass has considered the comments and a response to the consultation can be found here.

The final version of the new contract can be found here.

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