This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Voluntary return: Category fields'.



 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital, Data and Technology 
BICS Technology Portfolio  
Metro Point 
Croydon  
CR0 2EU  
 
www.gov.uk/home-office 
M Esslemont 
 
 
Via Email to:  
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
27 August 2020 
 
 
Dear M Esslemont, 
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request - Our Reference 59844 
  
Thank you for your e-mail of 9 August 2020 in which you requested a list of active category 
fields on the Case Information Database (CID) relating to voluntary returns/ departure. The 
list could include, but should not be limited to, 'type' of return (e.g. 'assisted' etc), flight 
information, and contractor name/s. 
 
Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000. Your request is enclosed at Annex A.  
 
The Voluntary Returns Service (VRS) confirmed that they can use any field in CID which is 
dependent on the case or requirement. There are only a few fields that they do not use but 
they will always check the detention restrictions fields, close the reporting restriction fields 
and frequently add notes to an asylum case. 
 
The main screens used by VRS are shown in Annex B
   
Yours sincerely,  
  
  
  
BICS Technology Portfolio  
Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx  
  
 
 
 
 
 

 
Annex A – FOI Request (Our Reference 59844)  
  
 
From: M Esslemont [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx]   
Sent: 09 August 2020 16:15 
To: FOI Requests <xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx> 
Subject: 59844 - Freedom of Information request - Voluntary return: Category fields  
 
Dear Home Office, 
 
Please consider this a request for information under the FOI Act 2000. Please list the 
active category fields on the Case Information Database (CID) relating to voluntary 
returns/departure. This could include, but is not limited to, 'type' of return (e.g. 'assisted' 
etc), flight information, and contractor name/s. 
 
Yours faithfully, 
 
M Esslemont 
  
 
 
 

 
Annex B – Main screens used by VRS 
 
Special Conditions 
Case Type 
Case Outcome 
Notes 
Departure Case Type 
Authority To Remove Given 
Authorised By User 
Authorised By Unit 
Disclaimer Signed 
Cost Incurred By 
Outcome Date 
Departure Outcome 
RD Set For 
Departure Centre 
Departure (Unit) 
Port of Departure 
Final Destination 
Booking Ref 
Date Cancelled 
Cancel Code 
Authorised By 
Carrier 
Service No. 
From 
Departure Date/Time 
To 
Arrival Date/Time