soft body through mesh

HI, I just create a cape using soft body. I manage to animate it ( looks really like a cape).
I then made a charactor and make it the parent of the cape. When I animate the both the cape went right through the mesh (Character). Is there some way I can carrect this .
Please help me, Thanks Michaelman.

set the mesh to be a deflector, and make sure the cape and the mesh are on a common layer.

Thanks michaelman

Thanks papasmurf, but now the cape started to stretch when I animate it also the play back is way too slow. should I change the specification or use the default. Thanks

most likely you must increase the damping.

thank michaelman