What goes into a section 7 report?

The Cafcass worker will decide what information they need for the report based on what the court has asked them to look into. This may include talking to children (depending on their age and understanding) about their wishes and feelings and what they would like to happen.

The Cafcass worker will:

  • usually talk to your children alone – this may be at a neutral venue such as at their school
  • spend time with you and the other party and listen to any concerns you might have.

They may also speak to other people such as family members, teachers and health workers.

The Cafcass worker will not ask your children to make a decision or to choose between you and the other party.

Having made these enquiries the Cafcass worker will write a report advising the court on what they think should happen. In most cases you will be able to see the Cafcass report before the court hearing.


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