The CIAF brings together new and existing guidance and tools into four guides which our practitioners can use to assess the impact on the child of different case factors, including:
- domestic abuse
- harmful conflict
- child refusal or resistance to spend time with one of their parents, which includes guidance on parental alienation
- other forms of harmful parenting, such as substance misuse or mental health difficulties.
One of the guides the CIAF incorporates is our award-winning Domestic Abuse Practice Pathway, which helps our FCAs to assess the impact of domestic abuse on the child and any future risk.