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Future of Cafcass, Children’s Commissioner and even Supreme Court under review

Leaked list of quangos names several ‘family’-related bodies

A list of quangos leaked to and published by the Daily Telegraph last week names 177 bodies which are to be abolished, 129 which are to be consolidated or merged and a further 94 still under review.

Public bodies to be abolished
Included in the bodies which the list suggests will be abolished are the Administrative Justice and Tribunal Council, the Courts Boards (19 bodies), the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Legal Services Commission, the Legal Services Ombudsman and the Maqistrates' Court Rule Committee.

Public bodies still under review
Those under review include the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, Cafcass, the Civil Justice Council, the Family Justice Council, the Law Commission of England and Wales, the Office of the Children's Commissioner and the UK Supreme Court.

Bodies to be retained
The list indicates that the following bodies will be retained: the Family Procedure Rule Committee, the Office of the Public Guardian and the Official Solicitor.

For the full list, click here.