Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

1. When a FCA knows an application has a “medical condition” (as stated on C100) does the FCA understand that under the Equalities Act 2010 that a mental or physical impairment/condition constitutes a disability?

2. Under what policy or procedure would Cafcass ‘not’ consider a medical condition a disability?

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Kerr,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received by Cafcass on 01 December 2018.

 

Your reference number is CAF18-139.

 

We aim to respond to your promptly, and at the latest 20 working days from
receipt of your request. You will therefore receive a response on or
before 02 January 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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Dear Ms Kerr,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached 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 'Interpretation of Disability'.

I am dissatisfied with your response to my request as you have not actually answered my specific question.

I am well aware that Caffcass and its staff are subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, and I know what the legislation states.

In real terms I am asking it your FCA’s have a full undertaking of knowledge of their legal requirements under the act, i.e does their practice match or even remotely meet the minimum statutory requirements and obligations of the legislation to ensure no disability discrimination occurs?

Having read your Diversity and Inclusion policy, it appears that the policy only applies to the ‘child’, the internal staff of Cafcass and the Casfass Entity it’s self.

Please have this request internally reviewed and I shall look forward to your response.

There is no provision within your policy and your actual ‘practice’ for diversity and inclusion of disabled parents and grandparents or any disabled service users other than children and your staff.

Please ‘state ‘directly the relevant policy that affords a disabled adult either parent or grandparent the same protection in law specifically under the Equally Act 2010 or advise if you don’t apply this policy to this catagory of service users or stakeholders?

I write to advise that I am dissatisfied

Please have this request internally reviewed and I shall look forward to your response.

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

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Kerr,

 

Thank you for your email which let us know that you were unhappy with the
decision made in the FOI response CAF18-139 and request a review of the
decision.

 

This email serves to acknowledge that your request was received on 15
December 2018 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 09 January 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

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Dear Ms Kerr,

 

Thank you for your email. Please find attached our response to the
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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