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29 MAR 2018

Updated Practice Note: Cafcass and the Work of Independent Reviewing Officers

Updated Practice Note: Cafcass and the Work of Independent Reviewing Officers

Cafcass has issued an updated version of its Practice Note: Cafcass and the Work of Independent Reviewing Officers


The purpose of the Practice Note is to explain the functions and duties of Cafcass in relation to cases that involve Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs). There are two instances when Cafcass practitioners come into contact with IROs:
  • as part of family proceedings when a child is looked after; or
  • when a referral is made in accordance with Children Act 1989, section 25B(3)(a). 
The Practice Note applies to Cafcass in England. It is issued for Cafcass personnel (including Cafcass Associates) and will be of interest to IROs, local authorities and other relevant professionals but does not replace or contradict in any way DfE guidance.

Click here to view the revised Practice Note.

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