CAFCASS Recommendations

LS Palmer (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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LS Palmer (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

For the years 2005 to 2010 please could you provide a year by year break down as to the recommendations of CAFCASS Guardians in relation to:

1. How many shared residence Orders were recommended?
2. How many residence orders were recommended in favour of the mother?
3. How many residence order were recommended in favour of the father?
4. How many exclusion orders were recommended?
5. How many 'interim Care Orders' were recommended in private law proceedings?
6. How many times was it recommended that the children remain with their birth parents in public law proceedings?
7. How many adoption orders were recommended?
8. How many Special Guardianship Orders were recommended?

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

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Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr/Ms Palmer
Please find attached an acknowledgement for your recent request.
regards
Miss Jasvinder Jassal
Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer Cafcass 6th Floor Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT

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Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr/Ms Palmer
Please find attached an acknowledgement for your recent request.
regards
Miss Jasvinder Jassal
Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer Cafcass 6th Floor Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT

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Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr/Ms Palmer
Please find attached a response to your recent request CAF 410
Regards Miss Jassal

Miss Jasvinder Jassal
Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer
Cafcass
6th Floor
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT

DX Address: DX 157050 Westminster 3

Email: [email address]

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LS Palmer (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass,

Again you have provided your standard response:

"Cafcass does not collect this information centrally."

It seems to me that you seek to avoid giving any information
regarding CAFCASS at all, claiming that you do not hold a central record storing the information.

Perhaps CAFCASS needs to start storing information so that the public are able to seek information as CAFCASS is a Public Body, funded by the Public and therefore accountable to the Public.

Please consider placing all your information in a central record and in the meantime make reasonable endeavours to fulfil your legal obligation to provide the information requested.

Removing children from Families is a VERY SERIOUS matter especially as Anthony Douglas seems to have an interest in every aspect of the 'removing children from families process'.

Considering the scandal when it was exposed that CAFCASS were placing their Corporate interests above their Public duties and not accounting for the budget provided to them to the extent that the entire board required dismissing in 2003, it seems that it is even more important now that the actions and inactions of CAFCASS are carefully recorded and easily accountable.

There has been a great deal of negative press regarding children being removed from fit parents or of children being prevented from seeing either parent. CAFCASS has also been described as 'Unfit for Purpose'.

So that the Public are not of the opinion that CAFCASS are operating a Secretive Child Trafficking Organisation, it is essential that information is made public.

I look forward to receiving a response to my various requests without further excuse.

Yours sincerely,

LS Palmer

Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

4 Atodiad

Please find attached an acknowledgement for the internal reviews requested.
CAF 410 Cafcass recommendations
CAF 411 common purpose
CAF 413 child protection
CAF 414 FCA

Regards

Miss Jasvinder Jassal
Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer

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Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear LS palmer

I received an e-mail from you on 19th January 2011, in which you were unhappy with the decision made in relation to four FOI requests.
You requested for the FOI requests to be considered at an internal review.
Cafcass is required to notify you as to the final decision made regarding your internal review.
Having considered your request for an internal review it is envisaged that the review of all four of your requests will take longer than 4 weeks. Cafcass estimate it will require a further 2 weeks to consider your request.
You will receive a response on or before the 2nd March 2011.
Thanks you for patience on this matter.
Yours sincerely.

Miss Jasvinder Jassal
Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer
Cafcass
6th Floor
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT

DX Address: DX 157050 Westminster 3

Email: [email address]

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Jassal, Jasvinder - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr/Ms Palmer

Please find attached a response to your recent request for an internal
review.

Best wishes

Miss Jasvinder Jassal

Information Assurance & Data Handling Officer

Cafcass

[1]cid:285022415@29052009-310F

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