Cafcass South East - report by Ofsted
Ofsted see this report as being better than The East Midlands one. However, the following is in the report:Overall, Ofsted judges safeguarding in the region as inadequate
The key is the following:Inspectors found no consistent use of an assessment
framework in their analysis of case files and court reports,
or in discussion with Family Court Advisers. Recent
inspections of Cafcass have reported similar findings
from around the country.20 Inspectors found that Family
Court Adviser’s practice is not supported systematically by
knowledge which is based on research and best outcomes.
Instead, service delivery is determined by the individual
experience of Family Court Advisers or that of their
I did write to Cafcass after the last report. However, there is no sign that they are going to move towards a research and evidenced based approach.