South West Child, Adolescent and Family Services Association- CAFS Inc was incorporated as an Association on the 31st May 1993.
CAFS is a community based organisation. The management of the organisation is overseen by a Board of Management consisting of residents, workers and/or students from local government areas in which services are delivered.
CAFS was formed because there was a need for a collaboration of services, which were casework focused. It was felt that this would develop good casework practice, counselling services and would allow for services to be available in one organisation as well as allow for the expansion of these services when funding permitted.
The Board formalised a Manager position for CAFS in 1994. While the Manager is directly responsible to the Board, it is the responsibility of the Manager to oversee the day to day management of services.