Cafcass's response to increased demand for its services - Public Accounts Committee Contents

Supplementary memorandum from the Department for Education

Question 74 (Stephen Barclay): The cost of the review by PA Consulting and arrangements for its publication

  The total cost to the Department of the production of the report by PA Consulting was £253,049. The Department then provided a further £216,200 to PA Consulting to support Cafcass in developing an effective plan for responding to the issues identified in the report.

The report was commissioned to serve as policy advice to the Accounting Officer. The previous government intended to publish the report after Cafcass had prepared their action plan in response. Arrangements for whether, and how, publication will now happen have yet to be decided by the coalition government, but a decision is expected shortly.

September 2010

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