DVPP – Cafcass best practice

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Cafcass have issued a letter to Designated Family Judges, published here, clarifying best practice when ordering a party in private law proceedings to attend a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP).  A difficulty had been identified in that, when a final order is made, there is no mechanism for Cafcass to remain involved to monitor the progress of the programme.  Practitioners are now reminded to ensure that a clear order is made which allows for Cafcass ongoing involvement.