Staff targeted in hate campaign

Asmall number of fathers’ rights “campaigners” are mounting a hate
campaign against the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support

In the past five months, rotting fish, decomposing meat and live
maggots have been posted through the letterboxes of 20 regional
offices in England and Wales.

Children and family court reporters have been followed home,
received abusive phone calls and had personal property vandalised.
Last year, around 100 suspect parcels were posted to regional

Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas said: “We support the view
that fathers keep in touch with their children where it is safe to
do so. But bullying and intimidation of staff is as unacceptable as
it is of mothers and children. I won’t stand for it.”

Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the National
Association of Probation Officers, which represents staff suffering
abuse, said it would be meeting with Cafcass to discuss what could
be done.

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