What is a welfare checklist?
The Welfare Checklist is a legal list of considerations related to decision making in family law, set out in the Children Act 1989. The Court must heed these considerations when determining arrangements for children.
What safeguarding checks do CAFCASS do?
Safeguarding checks: We carry out checks with the police and the local authority to find out whether there are any known safety or welfare risks to your children. Telephone interview: In most cases, we phone you and the other party to find out if you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of your children.
What can CAFCASS recommend?
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- the ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (considered in the light of his age and understanding);
- his physical, emotional and educational needs;
- the likely effect on him of any change in his circumstances;
What is the difference between CAFCASS and social services?
The key difference between CAFCASS and social services is that CAFCASS are an independent support service, specifically appointed to assist the family court. Social services are there to protect children and vulnerable adults in all areas of life, not just in court proceedings.
Where will you find the welfare checklist?
The Welfare Checklist can be found in Section 1 of the Children Act 1989.
What is the welfare checklist social work?
The welfare checklist looks at: The wishes and feelings of the child (considered in the light of his/her age and level of understanding). This will normally be determined by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) or Social Services, and reported to the court.
What questions do Cafcass ask a child?
How does CAFCASS carry out a Wishes and Feelings Assessment? Many parents worry that CAFCASS will simply ask a child directly “who do you want to live with?” or “how many nights do you want to stay with mum/dad?”. In fact, a CAFCASS wishes and feelings assessment is much subtler and child-focused than that.
What should you not say to Cafcass?
Don´t say you wish to stop your ex-partner from seeing “our child”; Don´t make false allegations; Don´t exaggerate; Don´t get so caught up in your ex-partner´s allegations that you forget to put forward your child-focused arrangements (this is a very common failure);
What should you not say to cafcass?
What is a Section 37 children’s Act?
Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an investigation by a local authority into the welfare of a child if it appears that public law orders, namely a supervision order or a care order, may be appropriate.
What is a Section 7 cafcass?
A Cafcass section 7 report is ordered by the court to provide information on a child’s welfare and to consider the risks or concerns raised about the child, a parent or other relatives. A report is required under Section 7 Children’s Act 1989.
How do I get a welfare check on my child UK?
In an emergency, always call 999. Give us information anonymously – 0800 555 111 or online here. If you don’t mind waiving your anonymity or are seeking support and advice, please contact the NSPCC. Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, email [email protected] or fill in our online form.
Where can I find the welfare checklist?
The Welfare Checklist can be found in Section 1 of the Children Act 1989 . 1. The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (considered in the light of his age and understanding); The court are required to take the wishes and feelings of the child into consideration.
Are you prepared for the Cafcass assessment?
The better prepared you are the less likely you are to be overwhelmed. You need to be ready for the CAFCASS assessment process, consisting of the preliminary screening, initial telephone appointment and then the face to face meetings. You need to prepare your paperwork for the court and think how you will present your case.
What is the Children Act 1989 welfare checklist?
Welfare Checklist – section 1 Children Act 1989 When a court considers any question relating to the upbringing of a child under the Children Act 1989 it must have regard to the welfare checklist set out in Section 1 of that Act. the range of powers available to the court in the proceedings.
What are the criteria for child welfare?
The Welfare Checklist Criteria 1. The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (considered in the light of his age and understanding); 2. his physical, emotional and educational needs; 3. the likely effect on him of any change in his circumstances;