Renewed Efforts

The President’s Interim Guidance has been reissued to take effect for six months from April 2010, with PDs to accompany it. The initial emergency measures were intended to reduce CAFCASS backlogs by the end of March, but this extension of the Guidance is an acknowledgment that – as yet – the measures have not worked. The Guidances specifically states that it is intended to be a short term measure, and that it is not intended to be an endorsement of ‘any system where the duties of a Children’s Guardian are performed by or on behalf of anyone other than a named individual’. Place your bets now for where we’ll be at the end of September 2010 when the Interim Guidance 2.0 expires…

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