Policies & Procedures

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Child Maintenance Service should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Child Maintenance Service,

I would be most grateful if the Child Maintenance Service ("CMS") could provide me with complete copies of their current policies and procedures, including any associated background papers, relating to the investigation and enforcement of non payment of child maintenance by the paying parent and complete copies of any guidance, including any associated background papers, for CMS investigation and enforcement officers in such matters.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Colin Webb

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Child Maintenance Service

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
 
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
 
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
 
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.
 
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Dear Child Maintenance Service,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of the Child Maintenance Service's handling of my FOI request to discover the precise reasons why the Child Maintenance Service have failed to provide the requested information within 20 working days, which is a breach of the requirements of sections 1(1) and 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I also request that copies of the requested information are provided to me forthwith.

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

Yours faithfully,

Colin Webb

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Child Maintenance Service

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
 
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
 
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
 
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.
 
[1]http://www.dwp.gov.uk/freedom-of-informa...
 

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Operations FOI Requests, Child Maintenance Service

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Dear Mr Webb,
 
Please find attached the reply to your recent Freedom of Information
request reference number FOI 1504:
 
 
Thank you,
 
DWP Freedom of Information Team
 
 
 
 

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G. Harrison left an annotation ()

Someone else has made a similar request and received a different answer: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

You may wish to contact them to see what they have received from the CMS

The VoiceOfTheChild.org.uk left an annotation ()

They will not want you to have this set of full policies and procedures:
https://voiceofthechild.org.uk/cms-full-...

Hope this helps

Voice of the Child

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