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Section 7 - CAFCASS or local authority 7 months 3 weeks ago #97008

After my first hearing my solicitor requested the Section 7 be carried out by local authorities, rather than CAFCASS, which should save approx 4 weeks. What are peoples thoughts on this happening, instead of CAFCASS carrying it out? So far, not a good experience with CAFCASS who have demonstrated to me that they are siding with mum

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Section 7 - CAFCASS or local authority 7 months 3 weeks ago #97009

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Does your ex and child have involvement with Social Services? It's usual for them to carry out the S7 when that's the case.

Cafcass officers usually he a background on Social Work, I don't think it's which one is better, there are good and bad in both organisations.

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Section 7 - CAFCASS or local authority 7 months 3 weeks ago #97017

Social services were involved due to a false accusation, which was picked up by the GP and highlighted to them. The case was looked into and closed, without me even being made aware of the accusation. I assume it will be quicker to allow them to do the section 7 as they already have the information, but seeing as they closed the case and took no further action it is unlikely to mean anything?

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Section 7 - CAFCASS or local authority 7 months 3 weeks ago #97023

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Hi,

My section 7 was also completed by social services, due to prior accusations. When the accusations were made the initial report was awful and biased. But the section 7 report was very good the person was kind understanding and factual, I was very happy it was not done by cafcass.

But I think it's a case of good and bad in both organisations.
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