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South Yorkshire and Humber area to stop using the prioritisation protocol

Cafcass has decided that South Yorkshire and Humber service area will exit from operating under the practice prioritisation protocol. This area will now revert to our business as usual processes and allocate cases accordingly.

  • The decision to allocate only the highest priority work in this area due to a combination of a high number of open active cases, finite staffing capacity and staff absence relating to Covid-19 was made in November.

    The decision to exit from operating under the practice prioritisation protocol in this area was made for a combination of reasons.

    Since November, we have been able to bring in additional staff resource which has provided increased capacity in the area. Capacity was also released as cases categorised as priority three and four in the practice prioritisation protocol were not allocated. Cases in priority groups three and four already had a safeguarding agency involved or were cases which were considered to have no safeguarding risks.

    Read more: CAFCASS

News, published: 15/02/2021

Published: 15/02/2021


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