Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)
Category: Executive non-departmental public body
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It is independent of the courts and social services, but works under the rules of the Family Court and legislation to work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what is considered to be in the best interests of individual children. Cafcass is an executive non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice.