Who pays Cafcass - Nation of Secrecy

F Mason (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South East England Development Agency

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F Mason (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,


Please watch the above and answer all the outstanding questions
contained within, this is required under the FOI Act.

Yours faithfully,

F Mason

F Mason (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

It is probably wise to supply a transcribed version as a preventive
measure for the Public.

Between April 2008 and March 2009, CAFCASS had 6,465 cases on its books.
That’s nearly 18 new cases a day or one new case every thirty minutes of the working day.


Over the last four fiscal years, CAFCASS has dealt with 26,104 separate cases.
At a conservatively estimated cost of proceedings in Family Court of £400,000 per case, that means CAFCASS has been instrumental in spending £10.4 billion of public funds, minimum, over four years.


That’s £2.6 billion a year, not counting rollover cases. Or to put it another way;
Between 21 municipal areas which CAFCASS is divided into, £124.3 million per area per year.


Where does this money come from?
Who pays CAFCASS?

Funding is received in part from Central Government.
This does not answer the burning question; Where does the rest of the money come from?

We’re talking about litigation funding from Central Government straight to CAFCASS that is equal to fully one tenth of the Interest accrued on the Central Government (i.e. National) Debt through 2008/09.

Where does this money come from?

We haven’t even started talking about;

Salaries for CAFCASS, Social Services or their ancillary staff yet.

Who controls the money?
Who do CAFCASS answer to?
Who accounts for the actions of CAFCASS?
Who legislates for CAFCASS?
Who represents CAFCASS in Parliament?
Who do you complain to when CAFCASS goes bad?
To who do we turn to put right that which CAFCASS gets wrong so often?

Local Government? Central Government? Corporate Interests? Civil Liberties groups? Or each other?

Kind regards,

F Mason

Alistair Browne, South East England Development Agency

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find attached a response to your FOI request.

Kind Regards

Alistair Browne


South East England Development Agency

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