Domestic violence ‘masks’ other threats to children, Cafcass finds
November 15, 2017
Domestic abuse can ‘mask’ other risk factors faced by children, an analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) by Cafcass has found.
Domestic abuse was found to be the most common risk factor in SCRs Cafcass has been involved with.
A report looking at information from 97 serious case reviews that Cafcass contributed to between 2009 and 2016 found that domestic abuse was the most common risk factor, occurring in 71 per cent of the cases examined.