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Cafcass publishes new Domestic Abuse Learning and Improvement Plan

Cafcass has published its Domestic Abuse Learning and Improvement Plan. The plan has been developed by Cafcass’ Learning and Improvement Board which was established in September 2020 to improve Cafcass’ work with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse.

    • Cafcass' Domestic Abuse Learning and Improvement Plan has been developed in response to the serious findings of the Ministry of Justice's Expert Panel on Harm in the Family Courts.
    • It provides key priorities to strengthen our practice with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse, being clearer about how we explain our decisions to them and improving the effectiveness of our management oversight.
    • The plan draws on learning from children and families and informs a new mandatory learning and development programme for all Cafcass practitioners, developed in partnership with domestic abuse charities and survivors of domestic abuse.
    • Children and families will have more opportunity to give feedback about how they have experienced Cafcass and we will use this learning to keep improving the quality of our work.

News, published: 18/06/2021

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Published: 18/06/2021

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