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Plesae help re;- Cafcass

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saleena Sun 10-May-09 16:56:10

Plz help. I want to know once the cafcass report is prepared and both parties have got it what happens next? I have read it on the net then you have a court hearing and the court decides
But also on net I have read that cafcass hold a meeting with both parties with the solicitor. Cafcass go through the report, after that if you are okay with the report they then get you to sign an agreement. So there is no need for a court hearing. Is this true?

BCNS Sun 10-May-09 17:00:26

I went for a both meeting party.. and then into the court hearing. where the cafcass officer also attended .. HTH

saleena Sun 10-May-09 17:06:31

hi BCNS thank you for your feed back. sorry but can you explain in a bit more detail what happend when you wnet for a both meeting party

saleena Sun 10-May-09 17:12:05

i have got a meeting tomorrow plz help

Surfermum Sun 10-May-09 17:16:08

At any stage you can make an agreement without going into Court. The court prefers both parties to do this, rather than impose something on them. So if you and your ex can agree arrangements between you then no, you don't need to go to court.

BCNS Sun 10-May-09 17:16:57

we got called in by cafcass into a seperate little room.. who then sat us down.. I wasn't represented.. and exH was, but his rep didn't go in..
and then she had a chat about what was in the report ( but we had already seen it), so we went over issues that came up from there. we had a chat about what we could do about some of those issues.. and then we went into the hearing.

where I said my bit.. his rep said his bit.. judge asked some questions.. cafass spoke her bit.. and it was all sorted.

you will be really worried I know.. but it isn't actually that bad. wink

saleena Sun 10-May-09 17:20:25

thank you very much finger cross for tomorrow

BCNS Sun 10-May-09 17:26:33

that's okay.. hope it goes okay for you.

If I can give you a tip.. try and leave your over emotional bit at the court door. ( really hard I know).. and if it creeps up on you.. take a drink of the water that's there. wink.

BCNS Mon 11-May-09 19:50:58

been thinking of you.. how did it go?

liamhannahgeorgia Mon 24-Oct-11 23:09:38

cafcass!!!!! i have done nothing wrong .....and i have only seen my daughter for 2 hours and 17 mins ....i think its disgusting what they are putting myself and family through and want to go higher with this ...but dont know where to go??/ help


ZillionChocolate Mon 24-Oct-11 23:22:03

Try posting a new thread in the legal section clearly setting out the background to your involvement with CAFCASS and explaining what the current problem is.

devonshiredumpling Mon 24-Oct-11 23:35:43

can i be dumb and ask what cafcass is

Cathycomehome Mon 24-Oct-11 23:37:02

What is CAFCASS? Sorry, if that's nosy, I've never heard of it.

Cathycomehome Mon 24-Oct-11 23:37:25

X post!

GypsyMoth Mon 24-Oct-11 23:39:00

It's court social worker

ZillionChocolate Mon 24-Oct-11 23:51:17

Who are we?
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.

niceguy2 Tue 25-Oct-11 09:54:33

How did it go Saleena?

RantyMcRantpants Tue 25-Oct-11 11:06:47

Niceguy this is a post resurrected from 2009, I very much doubt the OP will answer.

niceguy2 Tue 25-Oct-11 11:22:00

oops lol, only just seen. Why do ppl resurrect old posts like this!?!?!?!

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