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Cafcass

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.


If you are a young person, please see the ‘About Cafcass for young people’ page.


Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. We put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, we are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.



Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system, supporting over 140,000 children every year by understanding their experiences and speaking up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 456 4000
E-mail
https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/contact-us/
Website
https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
Medium
Low
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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