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Arrangements to assist CAFCASS CYMRU pending implementation of the Family Justice Review

Date:1 OCT 2010

This Agreement shall remain in force for a period of 12 months from 1st October 2010 (unless renewed within that period) and shall be monitored by the Department for Education and the Welsh Assembly Government with a view to further discussions between government, CAFCASS CYMRU and the judiciary three months in advance of the end of that period: (that is by 30th June 2011).

The agreement has a three-fold purpose:

1. To build on the valuable inter-agency working which the Interim Guidance has produced.

2. To continue to provide assistance to CAFCASS CYMRU in the management of increased demands for the services of the organisation.

3. To assist Welsh Family Proceedings Officers to make the best use of their time.