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Ofsted inspection of CafCass

The link is to Ofsted's analysis of cafcass which includes statements such as:

In another case an 11-month-old child was said to be too young to appreciate “the political significance of his circumstances”. Far too many reports were based on opinion, not evidence, and many were full of errors. Analysis of facts was poor, with advisers too often jumping to conclusions. In many cases inspectors had no idea how Cafcass advisers reached their recommendations.

It is interesting how CSCI never picked up on any of this.

Comments

Janeja said…
Cafcass Guardian Ad Litem Under Rule 9.5 has chosen to ignore all feelings of our 6 and 3 year olds and has in a span of 3 months without assessment said I have a psychological dysfunction and a personality disorder. When I complained she victimised me. Then when she was not available and my barrister saying I should not expect much input from Cafcass, I asked other agencies to support us and she intervened and told them so much of the case that it scared them off. She is now off to read social services' records to ascertain what I might have conveyed to them as she is bent on removing the residency of the children from my care to father's without any justification.

Yet she is untouchable with my solicitor and barrister saying "she is a difficult woman", "Try and get her on your side", etc. This nightmare is worse than the alleged abusive relation I fled from.

Judges do not like Cafcass practitioners challenged and rely heavily on their so called expertise. In my experience two practitioners from one office - teh latest GAL having no case management plan, no planned interventions, no transparency in her decison making, very cagey and manipulative. The case examples she shared with me are worrying with views like "children adopted by gay couples don't have as much of a life chance as those who have a relationship with their biological parents", etc.

Very worrying indeed!
Janeja said…
Cafcass Guardian Ad Litem Under Rule 9.5 has chosen to ignore all feelings of our 6 and 3 year olds and has in a span of 3 months without assessment said I have a psychological dysfunction and a personality disorder. When I complained she victimised me. Then when she was not available and my barrister saying I should not expect much input from Cafcass, I asked other agencies to support us and she intervened and told them so much of the case that it scared them off. She is now off to read social services' records to ascertain what I might have conveyed to them as she is bent on removing the residency of the children from my care to father's without any justification.

Yet she is untouchable with my solicitor and barrister saying "she is a difficult woman", "Try and get her on your side", etc. This nightmare is worse than the alleged abusive relation I fled from.

Judges do not like Cafcass practitioners challenged and rely heavily on their so called expertise. In my experience two practitioners from one office - teh latest GAL having no case management plan, no planned interventions, no transparency in her decison making, very cagey and manipulative. The case examples she shared with me are worrying with views like "children adopted by gay couples don't have as much of a life chance as those who have a relationship with their biological parents", etc.

Very worrying indeed!

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