Cafcass staff fear redundancy plan

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) staff fear the organisation is poised to propose a restructure that will lead to redundancies.

Members of Cafcass union Napo claimed last week, at their annual conference, that they had not been consulted over the proposals, which they said emerged last month.

In a statement this week, Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas said the organisation had recently consulted on new national standards and their “effective implementation will require some organisational change”.

He said any new structure must support the goal of “delivering the best possible outcomes for children and young people using the family courts”.

The proposals were “still in development”, he added, and would be discussed further at a Cafcass board meeting on 27 October.



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