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Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please provide the following information under FOIA

1. Please provide the

a. Information
b. Incorporated research
c. Feedback

from the Judiciary, academics and therapists involved in the consultation of CAFCASS CIAF

Yours faithfully,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Governance,

Cafcass are aware I can not open Egress yet continue to communicate in an inaccessible manner which really has been the problem from the outset; failure to provide reasonable adjustments and CAFCASS insisting on electronic communication on inaccessible manners from the outset and in the present.

Yours sincerely,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept our apologies that the acknowledgement to your Freedom of
Information request was sent using Egress encryption in error. Please see
below for the acknowledgement of your request.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request received on 23^rd September 2019.

 

Your reference number is CAF 19 - 156 .

 

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 18 October 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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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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please see our  [4]website

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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 'CIAF : Experts research/feedback'.

1. You have provided an attachment of a list of library sources which avoids the request for CAFCASS to provide the
Information
Incorporated research
Feedback

From the judiciary, academics and therapists involved in the consultation of the CIAF

2. It is a requirement of GDPR to say whether you do or do not hold the information requested therefore can you be accurate do CAFCASS hold the information I have requested

3. There is strong basis for appeal with VERY strong PUBLIC INTEREST in disclosing the information for the following reasons:

a. Transparency: Sarah Parsons publicly said that CAFCASS wanted to be ‘ABSOLUTELY TRANSPARENT’ about any framework CAFCASS were rolling out therefore it would be accurate for CAFCASS to honour Ms Parsons declaration otherwise it could then be said Ms Parsons provided the public with inaccurate information. You have given no real reason to with hold information.
b. Accountability: No remit has been provided to CAFCASS since 2015 from the Secretary of State therefore any changes in CAFCASS policy should be fully transparent in the public domain
c. Good decision making: it is completely in the public interest to disclose this information so that the public can have confidence that rational decisions were made and that these decisions were procedurally fair and not intended to have a negative impact on any groups to include those groups with protected characteristics
d. Ensuring procedural fairness, Equality rights included and EHR considered plus all relevant legislation: CAFCASS provide advice to the judiciary who rely on accurate data therefore it is important for the public to feel confident that the a Judiciary who CAFCASS say have had input have had oversight and CAFCASS have interpreted legal legislation in family law correctly
e. Integrity: it is in the public interest to disclose the information I have requested to avoid any suspicion that CAFCASS have not interpreted legislation that is required for working with children and families incorrectly resulting in adverse negative impacts for the public
f. Justice: to ensure fairness, equality to ensure members of the public are having article 6 EHR act and article 8/abided to it is in the public interests to show ‘experts’ guided CAFCASS accurately and consequently CAFCASS have accurately interpreted and executed current legislation
j. Scrutiny: CAFCASS have already said there has been no external scrutiny from experts in certain areas therefore transparency is in the public interest; there appears to be little parliamentary oversight/scrutiny therefore it is in the public interest to ensure the appropriate experts are providing accurate information to CAFCASS

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,

Victoria Soeder

Dear Governance,

NB on 25/9/19 you sent an egress email you said in error and apologised for. Have you recorded this as a data breach and shared breach with ICO ?

Yours sincerely,

Victoria Soeder

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 19-156  and requested a review of
the decision.

 

This email serves to acknowledge that your request was received on 17
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 13 November 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Although two acknowledgements of your Freedom of Information requests were
accidently sent to you using Egress encryption, these were not data
breaches as no personal data was disclosed to any unauthorised individuals
and so these incidents were not reported to the ICO. The acknowledgements
were sent to  the email addresses you had used to make the requests and so
there was no unauthorised disclosure of personal data.

 

We have revoked the emails sent to you via Egress which means that the
emails that were sent to you cannot be accessed. Cafcass are unable to
directly delete information from the Egress platform.  Egress retains
emails for 90 days only, after which they are automatically deleted, as
outlined in [1]Egress Data Retention Policy. We have contacted Egress who
have confirmed that they are unable to delete  an email before the 90
days, however revoking access means no one can access that email, and when
the 90 day period is reached it will be removed by Egress.

 

For more information about our use of Egress please see our [2]privacy
notice and our website pages on our [3]use of Egress.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [4][CAFCASS request email] | ü [5]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

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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 'CIAF : Experts research/feedback'.

Included in my rational reasons for internal review please include that I consider exemption of safe space for frank discussions irrelevant and not applicable and should not be applied. The issues the issues discussed were long since discussed and decided upon.

The framework is up and running and CAFCASS should be transparent and the public may draw their own conclusions as to why CAFCASS are preventing disclosure.

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,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Please note you have already submitted a request for an internal review
for Freedom of Information request of CAF 19-156  and an acknowledgement
of your request for an internal review has been sent to you.

 

We will add this correspondence to your request for an internal review.

 

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 13 November 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

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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 'CIAF : Experts research/feedback'.

Further points:

You have applied S36 incorrectly.

There is a strong interest in favour of disclosure:

1. Large number of people to include children and people with protected characteristics negatively affected
2. Lack of transparency in CAFCASS actions to include FCA controlling evidence FPR 22
3. Misrepresentation of advice : Cafcass remit
4. Selective disclosure only partial advice provided to SU by CAFCASS

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,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Please note you have already submitted a request for an internal review
for Freedom of Information request of CAF 19-156 and an acknowledgement of
your request for an internal review has been sent to you. Please find this
attached.

 

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 13 November 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

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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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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 'CIAF : Experts research/feedback'.

RE: YOUR RESPONSE TO ME ON 18TH OCTOBER:

1. Your response to me on 18TH October makes reference to the “two’ egress emails which you say you have revoked meaning I cannot access them, furthermore CAFCASS cannot delete them and Egress retains them for ‘90’ days therefore

a. I am requesting CAFCASS send me the ‘full information’ contained within these two Egress emails that I was not able to open
and
b.please inform Egress I would like to obtain the information ‘contained within these two emails and provide me with specific instructions as to how I can obtain them from Egress.

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,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please see below for the text from the email sent to you on 23 September
2019 using Egress encryption:

 

Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request received on 23^rd September 2019.

 

Your reference number is CAF 19 - 156 .

 

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 18.10.2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

 

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

Please see below for the text from the email sent to you on 24 September
2019 using Egress encryption:

 

Dear Ms Soeder

 

Thank you for your email. Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement
of your Freedom of Information requests received on 23 September 2019.

 

Your reference number is CAF 19 – 157  .

 

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 18 10 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [4][CAFCASS request email] | ü [5]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

 

[6]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

Please also find attached copies of these emails.

 

If you wish to access these emails sent to you via Egress, please let us
know and we will regrant access to the email address you used to submit
these requests.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

* [7][CAFCASS request email] | ü [8]www.cafcass.gov.uk 

 

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