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Consultation began at the beginning of May 2006 on a new CAFCASS framework to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The consultation period will run until 7 August 2006, with the new framework coming into effect in autumn 2006. The safeguarding framework will apply to all CAFCASS staff (including self-employed children's guardians) working with children. The consultation covers:
CAFCASS role as an agency responsible for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare;
working with children and families - child protection and risk assessment;
working together with other agencies; and
safeguarding its staff.
Copies of the consultation paper and details on how to respond are available online at www.cafcass.gov.uk/English/Publications/Publications.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See June  Fam Law 430 for the full news article.