Confirmation of discriminatory or non discriminatory resources for assessment undertaken by the FCA

The request was successful.

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please supply me with the following information
I refer to :

a. “Resources for assessing domestic abuse”
b. “Resources for assessing harmful conflict”

1. Please name the author of these resources of both of the above a & b ?

2. Please supply named Stakeholders or any external independent person/party who has confirmed that both resources above a & b are free from discriminatory practice in line with 2010 Equality Act

3. Have Cafcass any concerns to challenge any possible discrimination within resources for assessing domestic abuse or resources for assessing harmful conflict ?

4. Have “all” Cafcass resources been officially stamped as non discriminatory in line with 2010 Equality Act ? Please name persons whom have verified Cafcass assessment tools are non discriminatory in line with 2010 Equality Act

Yours faithfully,

Victoria Soeder

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear Ms Soeder,

Thank you for your email. Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information requests received on 21 12 2018.

Your reference number is CAF 18-170.

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 15 01 2019.

Kind regards,

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

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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

* [1][CAFCASS request email] | ü [2]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 'Confirmation of discriminatory or non discriminatory resources for assessment undertaken by the FCA

I am dissatisfied with your response. You state “your (Cafcass) VISION is to ensure you never ‘knowingly act in a way that could give rise to the perception of bias or discrimination’ therefore please provide “specific information” on how in real terms and in “actual practice” CAFCAS FCA’s avoid being discriminatory and “adhere to specific guidelines/policies & procedures” ensuring they are working in a manner the is anti discriminatory as it stands the information you have provided does not show how Cafcass FCA’s practice matches any anti discriminatory guidelines

You refer to the Equality Act in one liner statements in your policies therefore can you provide information guidelines specifically direct/explain to the FCA “how to work within 2010 Equality Act

Also provide details of FCA training Cafcass provide to FCA’s on diversity & specifically training on anti discriminatory practice.

For the benefit of the disabled reader please avoid providing links for the information requested but instead clear concise and accurate information as requested.

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 which let us know that you were unhappy with the
decision made in the FOI response of CAF 18-170 and requested a review of
the decision.

 

This  email serves to acknowledge that your request was received on 11^th
January 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 7^th February 2019.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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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