Cafcass Work Ethics/Etiquette

A. Marfo made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

1. Can you tell me a reason as to why a Cafcass advisor/employer is not always attached to a family case?

2. What is Cafcass stance on non molestation/restraining orders? According to your database how many women/families has there been and what are the reasons; does this require factual evidence?

3. Can a Cafcass advisor/employee work with a family/Carer outside of court?

4. Can you tell me in what circumstances a Cafcass employee/advisor would advise the court to do a section 91 (Children Act 1989) ?

5. Can the Cafcass employee/advisor ban parents/carers and guardians from seeing their child or love ones? And for how long?
What measures are put in place to prevent the child from harm?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Marfo

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received on 21 January 2020. Your reference
number is CAF20-010.

 

We aim to respond to you promptly, and at the latest 20 working days from
receipt of your request. You will therefore receive a response on or
before 17 February 2020.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to Freedom of
Information requests.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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Dear Governance,

Thank you for your email. I have more questions on Cafcass work ethics/etiquette.

The court makes their direction based on Cafcass employee/advisor, so if one of your workers is very child centred that when the truth is presented will fail to make the correct decisions. I have read through your operation manual but there is no strict guidelines as to how Cafcass should work with families with out stereotypes, preconceived ideas, assumptions and accusations. How does Cafcass work with families without being bias?

There are ethical and moral dilemmas (gender roles, religion etc) when working with families as a majority of Cafcass employees/advocates hardly spend time to get to know parents and it is usually by email/phone. How does Cafcass employees/advisors make informed decisions about a child's best interest without the parents/careers?

Cafcass has a policies and procedures their employees/advisors must adhere too, as part of their work ethic. You state that it is up to Cafcass employees/advisors to make decisions in their best interest, what if the Cafcass advisor/employee does not want to listen to the child's views or feelings, what is your protocol?

Is it illegal for Cafcass employees/advisor to take money and gifts from individuals before, during and after a case?

Is it part of Cafcass etiquette/protocol for advisors/employees to spend time researching parents/carers online, through family members and going through their personal data?

How can a member of the public guarantee that a Cafcass employee/advisor works for Cafcass, as Social Work England just states their a social worker not an employee for Cafcass. How can parents guarantee it is not an Cafcass impersonator?

Does all Cafcass employees/advisors have a Enhanced DBS?

What is your procedures and protocol, if a Cafcass worker/advisor has cause parental alienation?

If an Cafcass employee/advisor has breached the law, assinated parents/carers character and pervenrted the course of justice, lied on oath what is Cafcass procedures?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received on 28 January 2020. Your reference
number is CAF20-013.

 

We aim to respond to you promptly, and at the latest 20 working days from
receipt of your request. You will therefore receive a response on or
before 24 February 2020.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [1][CAFCASS request email] | ü [2]www.cafcass.gov.uk

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

4 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [1][CAFCASS request email] | ü [2]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

Cafcass email addresses have changed to end in @cafcass.gov.uk. Please
ensure you update your address book. For more information on this change
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Governance,

Thank you for your email, I appreciate your time and the information.

I have further questions pertaining to Cafcass etiquette:
* Advisers (Family court Advisers)

1. It states that Cafcass advisers/employees do a background check on parents such as (a) police check, does this require parent/s consent?
b. If yes, is there a consent form and court application?
c. If no, how about parents Human Rights, and the rights of those parents who has medically mentally incapacity?

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email. Your request for information will be treated as
a Freedom of Information request.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received on 13 February 2020. Your reference
number is CAF20-021.

 

We aim to respond to you promptly, and at the latest 20 working days from
receipt of your request. You will therefore receive a response on or
before 11 March 2020.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [1][CAFCASS request email] | ü [2]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [1][CAFCASS request email] | ü [2]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

Cafcass email addresses have changed to end in @cafcass.gov.uk. Please
ensure you update your address book. For more information on this change
please see our  [4]website

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Governance,

Thank you for your email.

Can you kindly show in the law where Cafcass advisers/employees are given rights to access personal data?
The above question also applies to those who have proven mental incapacity.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear Ms Marfo,

Thank you for your email. Your request for information will be treated as a Freedom of Information request.

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request which was received on 23 February 2020. Your reference number is CAF20-023.

We aim to respond to you promptly, and at the latest 20 working days from receipt of your request. You will therefore receive a response on or before 20 March 2020.

Kind regards,

Governance Team | Cafcass
 [CAFCASS request email] |  www.cafcass.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear Ms Marfo,

My apologise, I provided you with the wrong reference. Your reference is CAF20-028

Kind regards
Governance team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance team

3^rd Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF

 

 

Cafcass email addresses have changed to end in @cafcass.gov.uk. Please
ensure you update your address book. For more information on this change
please see our  [1]website

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