Re D (safeguarding checks)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division gave guidance on the best practice where CAFCASS were unaware of any case in which a third party, like the stepfather, had refused to co-operate with safeguarding checks on him and where the matter had come before a court. The court would therefore make the order in the terms submitted essentially requesting that the mother and stepfather reconsider their approach and co-operate with CAFCASS, following the court's consideration of the appropriateness of safeguarding and the balancing of the competing interests.

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