Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department

Press Notice No.18 of Session 2002-03                        17 July 2003


THIRD REPORT

CHILDREN AND FAMILY COURT ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICE (CAFCASS)

The Committee will publish its Third Report: Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) (HC 614-I, Session 2002-03) at 00:01 on Wednesday 23 July.  Volume II containing the oral and written evidence will be available as HC 614-II. Publication of the Committee’s Report follows the publication today of CAFCASS’s own Annual Report and Accounts.

The Committee  announced its inquiry into the work of CAFCASS on 13 February 2003. It held four evidence sessions in April and May. Transcripts of those sessions, along with written evidence submitted to the Committee, are already available on the Committee’s website.

Copies of the Report and the evidence will be available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or The Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline 0845 7023 474). They will also appear on the Committee’s website.

Note for editors: Embargoed copies of the Report will be made available to the Press and other relevant interested parties not more than 48 hours prior to publication.