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Apologies I should have been a little clearer in my question. My daughter was required to be at court to be interviewed by Cafcass before both parents went into the court room. We were required to be in court at 11am and I was informed at 8am that she was to be interviewed by Cafcass. I think that the courts must have told the other side well in advance of the hearing that my daughter would be interviewed by Cafcass, but that information was not presented to me.
Hence I want to understand the mechanism that the court uses to notify parents that Cafcass will need to interview a child prior to a hearing.
I have spoken to Cafcass and they told me that it is the courts that are responsible for stating if a child has to attend to be interviewed, but something went wrong and I need to understand where that error lay.