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Our resources for professionals

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On this page you will find information and resources on a range of different topics, mainly covering the tools that Family Court Advisers and Cafcass Guardians use when working with children and families.

The practice aids below are derived from a range of sources and many are not Cafcass original documents. Each practice aid has been identified for use by Cafcass staff. Information on the source of each document is referenced in the further information section below.  

Child Impact Assessment Framework

Our Child Impact Assessment Framework (CIAF) brings together the practice guidance, practice aids, references and resources to support FCAs working in all law types, in their social work assessments for children and families. 

Direct work with children resources

Cafcass is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. Cafcass cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.