Cafcass and Common Purpose

C. Smith-Byrne made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to

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Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

This FOI request referring to the charity "Common Purpose" (meaning the training organisation of that name: has been made by other citizens on this site in the past, but has - to my knowledge - not been updated recently. My request today is therefore:

On a yearly basis from 2000 onwards (unless of course money was paid to Common Purpose from an earlier period, in which case please include information from the earlier period):
1. Name all employees who have attended a Common Purpose course.
2. How much money has been paid to this organisation?
3. Please provide copies of invoices/receipts.

Could you please update your answer to this request including the years 2009, 2010 and the first six months of 2011. Could you please also include the CEO of Cafcass, Anthony Douglas, and split the number of employees according to county of registration.

If one of your employees attends courses by this charity privately, does he/she have a duty to declare this to his/her employer?

Yours faithfully,

C. Smith-Byrne

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please find attached a response to your recent request.


Miss Jassal

Governance Team


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