9.1 A. Research and Evaluations


Inspection Report of Cafcass South East Region


The report found that the private law service provided by Cafcass is inadequate and unacceptable and that the priority given to public law cases has led to serious delays in providing services to children, young people and their families involved in private law proceedings.

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Domestic Violence, Safety and Family Proceedings: thematic review of the handling of domestic violence issues by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and the administration of family courts in Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS)

HMICA (2005)

This report by HM Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA) shows how Cafcass (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) failed to ensure the safety of domestic violence survivors and their children in private law family law proceedings.

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