Monsters.

Dave Darby made this Freedom of Information request to Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Having read an assessment conducted by CAFCASS, under the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby do request the following;

1. Cafcass' view on glow in the dark Halloween monster decorations hanging from children's bedroom ceiling.

2. Cafcass' view on monsters, more specifically, what fears Cafcass and it's employees may have of monsters.

3. What training is in place for Cafcass employees for dealing with monsters.

4. Cafcass' view on kinder eggs.

5. Cafcass' reasoning why they wish to document about monsters and kinder eggs in their assessment(s).

Yes, I kid you not public. The aforementioned is documented within a Cafcass report!

Yours faithfully,

Dave Darby

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Mr Darby

Thank you for your email.

Please find attached our formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,

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

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Jimmy left an annotation ()

Those who have dealt with Cafcass can just tell this will be true... Obvious problem is the person who thinks it's ok to make an issue of glow in the dark kid's toys and chocolate, as most likely an excuse to exclude another father from an innocent child's life, just so the Cafcass worker can make it look like they've done a good job in protecting a child from harm on their way to financial bonus and/or promotion... Absolutely hilarious if it wasn't sad that this is common practice by these people... I mean who on earth do they think are? The fecking Ghostbusters?... Oops... Sorry... My use of the word "fecking" now means 100 kids have been lead into care like a Jew to a WW2 camp!

Jimmy left an annotation ()

And no for the record - That's not a racist comment... It's a comment describing how Cafcass deal with things as wrecklessly as they want!

Sandra Jackson left an annotation ()

And these people like to call themselves 'Professionals'!!!

I'm so glad they didn't know that I took both my children and my husband (similar mental age! :)) to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast especially bearing in mind my youngest screamed because he didn't like the Beast!!

That must mean I am seriously scarred as I had a poster of David Essex on my bedroom wall!

They are a joke - if only that was actually funny !

How do they expect to be taken seriously when they spout this sort of rubbish and ignore the more serious issues such as trying to find some solution to parents at war instead of just stopping whoever its easier to point the finger at from seeing their child in order to justify their existence.( I think you'll find that particular Elvis has already left the building)

From the social workers and Cafcass employees I have had the misfortune of having contact with recently I can honestly say they are a disgrace. Sounds like this particular practitioner had nothing else of value to say and was desperately trying to achieve some target or bonus payment. But seriously ??????......

I can't wait to see the response! Although it is worth noting that they've made no mention of training on the Monster issue in a reply to one of my requests - perhaps that's the problem Note to self - find out where their suggestion box is! :)

Dave Darby left an annotation ()

Another classic.
A father was contacted by CAFCASS today by phone. The CAFCASS officer, whose name I shall keep quiet, questioned the father as to why he has legal aid and she basically said that fathers shouldn't be entitled to such. The father respond by saying that he is a victim of psychological abuse,of which has been documented and proven.
Apparently the father could almost hear the female Cafcass officer choking!

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Mr Darby

Thank you for your email.

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,

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

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Dear Governance - Cafcass,

So as you have confirmed that Cafcass has no training on this topic, care to explain why you choose to document such nonsense in reports and submit them to court?
I personally feel that as the person that wrote this report, whose name I wish to keep anonymous at this current time, should perhaps contact David Attenborough and enquire about an expedition in search of monsters, seeing that said person thinks they're an expert on monsters.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Darby

Sandra Jackson left an annotation ()

Not exactly a surprise then!

No sense of reality, no sense of humour either !!

Even though this is a serious topic underneath the ridiculousness, I would have thought more of Cafcass employees if they had actually shown some sort of personaility in their response.

But there we have it don't we ? The people they employ are either so robotic or so brainwashed its just not possible !!

To be honest, I'm still sitting here with my mouth open wondering just how far down the line of pathetic they will go in order to justify their existence

Dave Darby left an annotation ()

Sandra.

They are clearly motivated by their over-inflated salaries. £36k minimum plus a golden hello shake. I have just recently seen a post where FCA roles are being offered on an agency site at £32 per hour. Clearly the humour is that on that sort of money, they think they're working in the best interests of the children, yet when asked, cannot supply any documentation what so ever, to support that farcical claim. Many FCA's, as you probably know, have other business' too. I find that hard to accept seeing that if full concentration was needed to be a FCA, then there would be no time for other financial interests such as a business elsewhere. This is proof of the pudding that FCA's really cannot be bothered to actually work in the best interests of the children but are just focused on one thing.......££££££££££££££££££££

The humour within CAFCASS is that although they've been in operation since 2001, they cannot supply ONE bit of evidence to support their claim of working in the best interests of the children. Their claim to be, should be fully investigated by the Advertising Standards Agency as they simply cannot back it up.
Carlsberg - PROBABLY the best lager in the world.
CAFCASS - PROBABLY working in the best interests of the children( 10000's of parents will disagree)

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear Mr Darby

Thank you for your email. You made a similar request for information in your earlier FOI request (question 5), which has already been responded to:

The information to be included in a Cafcass report is a matter for the practitioner’s professional judgement. Guidance is provided to staff in Cafcass’ Operating Framework in, for example, paragraph 2.34.

Kind regards,

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

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S. Prichard left an annotation ()

Our team has heard of ludicrous things - you are not alone - and when the parent (victim ) tells their friends or relatives of the ludicrous reports, these family or friends think the victim is off their trolley as it makes them out to be loonies telling others

Did you know sending children birthday or christmas cards is "emotional harm" https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Did you know not being able to change a tyre whilst holding a child or burning your dinner is a risk to a child
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...

Jimmy left an annotation ()

One on Facebook that says holding hands whilst crossing the road is not on!

Dave Darby left an annotation ()

For those that know me and what I do, you wouldn't believe half of the things I read if I were to publish them online. Monsters and kinder eggs are probably two of the very best I've come across. It's also now known that CAFCASS staff, are now trained nutritionists that feel that they can comment on children's diets. It appears that cooking fresh and from scratch, is not in one child's best interests and that a certain child should eat 'kids food' such as chips, baked beans and hamburgers, rather than fresh. I am sure that during the social work degree they undertake at University, that they do not encroach onto the subject of food and nutrition.

Sandra Jackson left an annotation ()

Is the recommendation for the child to eat junk food some sort of trap so that when the child becomes obese, they can then use that as an excuse to remove the child from its parents on the basis of abuse - or am I just too suspicious ??

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