NHS hospital trusts say they spent more than PS420,000 in total on lawyers during disputes centred on Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans, and Cafcass
- a taxpayerfunded organisation External been employed represent multiple court Alder Hey spokesman which represents the interests of children embroiled in family court cases, says it spent just under PS50,000 in total.
indicates that extreme examples of parental alienation are a small percentage of the cases that come before the family court.
"In Wales data obtained from Cafcass
Cymru shows that the proportion of cases that identified domestic violence and abuse has until recently averaged around 40%.
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In such circumstances, and if an application is made to court, safeguarding checks will be carried out CAFCASS
(Children and Family Court Advisory Support Services) who will make their independent recommendations to the court.
He and members of the radical group Fathers 4 Justice were protesting about government body Cafcass
, which helps children during family court disputes - claiming the body treats fathers unfairly.
The court heard that although IROs have the option to refer children's cases to CAFCASS
so that they could consider taking action on behalf of children, only eight referrals had been made nationally since 2004.
Membership of the network include representatives from CAFCASS
Cymru, the Children's Commissioner, local government, police, Legal Services Commission, HMCTS and the judiciary as observers.
Social services and Cafcass
(Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) were involved but only interested in the welfare of the children.
The judge called in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS
) to evaluate the pair.
MPs were today warned that children are being put at risk as the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass
) struggles with a growing workload.