Cafcass asks government to fund agency social worker recruitment as staff reach ‘breaking point’

Ministry of Justice rebuffs call for more funding as family court body extends policy of deferring less urgent cases and faces £2.7m overspend

Correction: This article previously incorrectly stated that Cafcass’ demand for public law increased by 9.5% from April to September 2021, when it had declined by 9.5% between April-September 2020 to the same period in 2021. Cafcass has asked the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for more funding to hire additional staff until the end of the financial […]

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