Suzi Smith, a CAFCASS team leader, who worked in CAFCASS’s Service Area C2 which covers Bedfordshire was sacked following making false allegations against a father of sexually abusing his daughter after he criticized her handling of the case.
CAFCASS have now paid the father £86,000.
The Forum is encouraging fathers in Bedfordshire who had Suzi Smith involved in their case either directly or as the Family Court Adviser’s supervisor, you can make a subject access request to find out, to ask CAFCASS to investigate whether her anti-father attitude has affected the outcome of their case.
CAFCASS has been criticized by a Parliamentary Select Committee for ‘not being fit for purpose’.
What message does the actions of Suzi Smith send to fathers?
- Don’t criticize CAFCASS else you will be accused of heinous crimes, not untypical of the kind of false accusations regularly made in the family courts.
- The culture within CAFCASS is Family Court Advisers can get away with this appalling behaviour else why would she have ever thought of doing it.
- There’s no supervision of rogue Family Court Advisers, in the recent past CAFCASS employed people in Bedfordshire who were not even qualified as Social Workers.
- Can Family Court Advisers ever be trusted in any case not to be venting their personal feelings against fathers?
Suzi Smith should be prosecuted.
Replace CAFCASS with a network of Family Reconciliation Centres with properly trained staff who have been psychometrically tested to eradicate mysandric attitudes.