IDL 24 Blenheim Building
Hampshire, SP11 8HJ
Mr Martin Barmby
9 August 2019
Dear Mr Barmby
Thank you for your email of 12 Jul, confirming your ID to go with the following request:
"Recently it was brought to my attention that West Lowland cadet force are using a volunteer
This is not the official volunteer agreement, nationally issued by regional command cadet
branch, but has been drafted at a local level , its called "the cadet force adult volunteer
commitment agreement" locally.
In light of that could you provide the following please:-
A copy of the agreement and all associated paperwork
The reason that they deem it necessary to create their own local agreement
Percentage of staff under the new agreement
Who’s authority the new agreement was singed off under for issue to CFAV
number of staff dismissed under the agreement"
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. I can confirm that the Department holds information relating to your request, the details
of which can be found below.
A copy of the agreement and annexes can be found below. Please note that personal
information has been redacted under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act (personal
This agreement was produced with the goal of improving attendance by enhancing
understanding and clarifying roles within the organisation through a local reminder process.
As at 10 Jun 19, 85% of volunteers had signed the local agreement.
Commandant of West Lowland ACF.
No staff have been dismissed under this agreement. Choosing not to sign this local
agreement would not result in dismissal from the Army Cadet Force (ACF). Dismissal from the
ACF would only be as a result of behaviours which saw a volunteer fail the Cadet Forces Test as
set out in AC 14233 The Army Cadet Force Regulations.
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