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CAFCASS - Children & Family Court Advisory & Support Service

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. We work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what we consider to be in the best interests of individual children.

We operate within the law set by parliament and under the rules and directions of the family courts. Our role is to:

  • safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • give advice to the family courts
  • make provision for children to be represented
  • provide information, advice and support to children and their families

Please note: there may be charges for some services. If you need financial assistance, you may be able to apply for legal aid.

Who to contact


Where to go

Bayley House
Sish Lane

Last updated 05/10/2020