Institutions & Services

What is the Family Court?

The Family Courts in the UK will primarily make decisions regarding children and finances post separation.

What is Mediation?

If the separation is not high-conflict then an alternative form of dispute resolution is Mediation. This can be used instead of going to court.

Who are Cafcass?

Cafcass (The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) is a public body set up in England. Cafcass has a duty to safeguard children going through the family justice system, focusing specifically on their welfare.

What is the Role of Children’s Social Services?

Children’s Social Services can be ordered to be involved in a case if the family court feel that is needed. The role of Children’s Social Services within this context is to work alongside other professionals to ensure that any children or young persons in a case receive appropriate care, education and health services.