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Cafcass model of ‘Evidence Informed Practice’

Date:4 JUL 2014
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Family Law
SARAH PARSONS Assistant Director at  Cafcass

A bespoke matrix of standardised assessment tools is being used by Cafcass to produce reports which aim to facilitate early and conclusive decision making in private law family court proceedings.

There is no doubt that producing high quality analytical assessments and transparent evidence based recommendations in situations which are constantly changing and are highly contested is a challenging area of practice. The failure of some reports to rise to this challenge can be linked to delay over reliance on experts and on fact finding hearings and a higher likelihood of contested final hearings.

The assessment task is to gather...

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