Cafcass publishes new assessment framework for private law cases

Cafcass has developed a new assessment framework to support its practitioners in assessing the harmful impact of a range of complex case factors on the children we work with in private law cases. 

The service says that the Child Impact Assessment Framework (CIAF) is a structured framework that sets out how children may experience parental separation and how this can be understood and assessed at Cafcass to inform better outcomes for children. It draws on experience and knowledge from around 40,000 private law cases each year involving around 60,000 children.