Cafcass Child Contact Interventions

Since 2009, Polaris Children’s Services has been working in partnership with Cafcass to provide structured, safe and positive contact for children and their families.

Cafcass Child Contact Interventions

Since 2009, Polaris Children’s Services has been working in partnership with Cafcass to provide structured, safe and positive contact for children and their families.

About this project

Child Contact Interventions are aimed at encouraging parents to listen to their child’s views and to approach contact in ways that meet the child’s needs. There are several types of interventions available, these include preparation of a child for contact, work with parents to prepare for contact, intervention and observation of contact, sustaining contact and indirect contact. This menu of interventions allows Cafcass Family Court and Advisors and Polaris Children’s Services contact staff to plan a bespoke programme appropriate to the families’ individual needs.  Trained and dedicated staff work intensively with each family and the Cafcass Family Court Advisor for a short term period with a focus of supporting parents to manage contact in a safe way creating a positive experience for the children involved.

Subject to risk assessment, services can be centre based or external, such as a Cafcass office, during community activities or within the visiting parents’ home, allowing for the flexibility to support families in various setting and enabling them to move on in a safe and supported way.

The interventions will support parents and children, giving them ideas to enable and sustain safe and beneficial unsupervised contact, establishing a way forward without the need for longer term court intervention.

For more information, contact us on our dedicated phoneline: 0800 783 4585

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percent of children and young people said they found the contact workers “helpful and friendly”

86 %

of visiting parents felt the relationship they had with their children had improved as a result

88%

of separated parents agreed to work together with their ex-partner to formulate a parenting plan to maintain contact

Cafcass Practitioner

As always, a proactive, child-centred and efficient supervised contact programme with excellent communication

Parent with whom children live with

Both my children felt welcomed and formed a relationship with the workers. The contact coordinator was great at allying any fears I had about the process and provided me with support outlets and ideas moving forward. Thank you

Parent

Core Assets have helped me establish a connection with my son which I have longed for. Very helpful people

Family Court Advisor

Contact coordinator was very professional throughout and kept me informed regarding progress of contact. Contact notes were very detailed and relevant. Adaptions made to accommodate an interpreter being present ensuring all parties were fully included

Family Court Advisor

This was a complex case which took a significant amount of time and careful planning to facilitate. CACS workers involved remained patient and solution focussed throughout which achieved a positive outcome for the children

Family Court Advisor

Contact workers remained focused on the best interests of the child

Service provided was excellent

Service provided was excellent

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