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Cafcass publishes organisational guidance on working with children through Covid-19

Cafcass has published a guide to direct contact with children and families, working in the office, and attendance at court.

In recognition of the changing circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the guidance to staff on seeing children has been revised so that the organisation will return to the previously held position that, in most circumstances, an in-person meeting with the child/ren should take place at least once during the course of proceedings.

The guidance will continue to be updated whenever necessary as well as being reviewed monthly. The next planned review will take place on the 29th March 2021 as the government guidance and relevant legislation will remain in place until that date.

For the guidance, displayed on the website of the Association of Lawyers for Children, click here.