The English TV producer and entrepreneur Simon Cowell has been enjoying a very successful, very happy relationship with his partner, New York socialite Lauren Silverman, since 2013. The two announced they were together after Silverman’s pregnancy came to light, and now have a 3-year-old son, Eric, together. There’s no sign that the two are planning…

Major changes are being made to the process of giving and receiving child maintenance. The Child Support Agency (CSA) is closing and a new agency is being introduced called the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). Fees are also being introduced for making an application to receive child maintenance. Read on if you are a parent and…

The new Single Family Court was introduced today. Why? It is hoped that the new Single Family Court will focus more on the needs of children in the system and that lengthy delays will be reduced. A review carried out in 2011 found that vulnerable children were having their “futures undermined” by excessive delays, with…

Cafcass – In Focus

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. Cafcass featured in the news this week after it was announced that they are to join the Ministry of Justice. After this change takes place Cafcass will remain separate to social services, the education and the health authorities. What do they do?  Cafcass operates…