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Cafcass 'failing children'


The government body set up to look after children's interests in court (Cafcass) and the family court system as a whole is in chaos, a new report published by Napo, the union that represents the family courts.

The system of children's services and family courts has been under growing pressure to reform following the case of Baby P in 2009.

Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, and Christina Blacklaws, a child care representative on the Law Society council, examine what progress has been made.


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