CAFCASS: Assessments/specific information re: grandparents

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please supply the following information under FOIA

1. All tools, guidance and assessment processes and information/guidelines CAFCASS make available to FCA’s specifically written by CAFCASS for grandparents October 2018 - Present

2. All information CAFCASS provide pertains specifically to FCA’s working with grandparents

3. Please provide all information available within CAFCASS to include guidelines for assessing grandparents mental health

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received on 16 October 2019. Your reference
number is CAF19-179.

 

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 12 November 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service's handling of my FOI request 'CAFCASS: Assessments/specific information re: grandparents'.

INDIRECT DISCRIMINATION: GRANDPARENTS

“THIS” says it ALL

I requested information on grandparents and CAFCASS send me an attachment in “HARMFUL CONFLICT” !!!

You have NO tools and FCA’s access a library like any person can ?

This is the last straw: your FCA’s are not qualified to assess mental health but they are and without due diligence.
CAFCASS are applying generic one size fits all policies and procedures to grand parents which is INDIRECT DISCRIMINATION and AGE DISCRIMINATION . CAFCASS are applying neutral policies and arrangements and applying them to ‘everyone’ whatever their age/health condition.

It is recognised that older grandparents have ‘unique mental health’ needs that require specialist skills ‘distinct’ from the general adult population therefore your GENERIC FRAMEWORK is putting grandparents at a disadvantage. Older people face ‘double whammy discrimination here because of age and disability.

Indirect discrimination is legally unjustifiable. This a sickening and horrifying what CAFCASS are applying. Grandparents health is distinctly different clinically from working age people. Grandparents with Alzheimer’s, Anorexia, Brain injury, delerium, Huntingtons disease ,Parkinson’s disease,stroke are dramatically different, contextually differerent from the mental health of separating/divorcing parents and you have NO TOOLS to assess.

This added to the process of LEEDS FCA undertaking FPR 22 in more ways than witness statement to include sitting listening and analysing recording without directions of the court of material,and Exhibits not shared with parties. This is the last straw.

Information on too many FOIA shows CAFCASS haven’t a clue what they’re doing, untrained unqualified.

This organisation can not based upon this indirect discrimination and all mentioned provide an accurate report to the a Judiciary; inaccurate data throughout ECMS and providing inaccurate ‘meaningless’ reports as , based on NO tools but Indirect discrimination.

This is disgraceful for this shameless national organisation. The framework applied to grandparents is a sham this FOIA says it ALL .

The onus is now on CAFCASS to justify this indirect discrimination.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email which let us know that you were unhappy with the
decision made in the FOI response of CAF 19-189  and requested a review of
the decision.

 

This email serves to acknowledge that your request was received on 24
October 2019 and will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

A Senior Officer who was not party to the original decision on whether to
release the information will conduct the internal review. An internal
review involves a review of the decision on disclosure in the original
response and the way in which the request was handled. The internal
reviewer can either uphold or overturn the original decision.

 

Cafcass will notify you as to the final decision made regarding your
internal review 20 working days from receipt of your request.  You will
therefore receive a response on or before 20 November 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to your
request for an internal review of 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

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