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CAFCASS Letter - Only provided to the court 1 week 2 days ago #98209

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Hi all,

I have a FHDRA hearing coming up in two weeks.

I am preparing my position statement and was hoping to get the stage 2 Safeguarding latter in advance so I can factor this into my position statement.

I've just spoken to CAFCASS who have filed the letter with the court but neither myself (or the other side) are being given a copy of the letter. It will apparently be read out in court or provided immediately before hand.

Is there a particular reason why this letter is not to be provided to each party in advance of the hearing?

I asked CAFCASS and they refused to provide an answer other than to say the reason is in the letter and will be provided at the court date.

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CAFCASS Letter - Only provided to the court 1 week 2 days ago #98221

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Hi there

I think it could be because there’s some sensitive information in the safeguarding letter, or a safeguarding issue. When the letter contains such material CAFCASS will leave it to the court to decide what should be revealed.

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CAFCASS Letter - Only provided to the court 7 hours 50 minutes ago #98386

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Hi. Thanks for your reply.

Turns out it was due to there being allegations of domestic violence involved in the case.

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