Friday, November 12, 2010
Cafcass: We only get what we pay for
In yesterday's LoreCast Natasha and I discussed the criticism of Cafcass by the Public Accounts Committee. I expressed the view that many of the failures of Cafcass could be attributed to inadequate resources, a problem that I believe it has had for years. I am pleased to see that Sandra Davis of Family Law takes a similar view. She says: "Margaret Hodge [Chair of the Committee] said yesterday that Cafcass's failure to provide an effective service cannot be blamed solely on the rise in public care cases since 2008. I agree. The lack of proper funding by the Government was a significant contributing factor." It's about time we recognised that we only get what we pay for.