Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please provide a copy of your professional indemnity insurance cover.

Please confirm whether this insurance covers your FCAs as individuals as per the following:

1. FCAs are covered by your professional indemnity insurance whilst in your employment
2. FCAs are covered by your professional indemnity insurance after they leave your employment
3. FCAs are not covered by your professional indemnity insurance

If you respond to say that FCAs are not covered as individuals by your professional indemnity insurance please provide any policies or training that you may have that relates to FCAs securing their own insurance policies to cover them as inidviduals

Yours faithfully,

H. Grants

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear H Grants,

Thank you for your email.

Please accept this as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request which was received on 30 August 2017. Your reference number is CAF 17-118.

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 26 September 2017.

Kind regards,

Governance Team | Cafcass
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Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear H Grants,

 

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 

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

Dear Governance - Cafcass,

Thank you for your reply although I am confused as to why you would respond about employer liability insurance (which covers things like the cost of compensation claims arising from employee illness or injury, sustained as a result of their work for you) and not about Professional Indemnity Insurance which is what I asked about.

For clarity, and as your legal team will confirm, Professional Indemnity Insurance covers the following example items:

- Professional negligence - such as making a mistake in a piece of work for a service user or giving them poor advice
- Unintentional breach of confidentiality - such as sharing sensitive service user or case information without permission
- Defamation and libel - such as making false comments about a service user that damages their reputation
- Loss of service user or case documents or data

Therefore:

Please provide a copy of your professional indemnity insurance cover.

Please confirm whether this insurance covers your FCAs as individuals as per the following:

1. FCAs are covered by your professional indemnity insurance whilst in your employment.

2. FCAs are covered by your professional indemnity insurance after they leave your employment.

3. FCAs are not covered by your professional indemnity insurance.

If you respond to say that FCAs are not covered as individuals by your professional indemnity insurance please provide any policies or training that you may have that relates to FCAs securing their own insurance policies to cover them as individuals

Yours sincerely,

H. Grants

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear H Grants,

 

Thank you for your email. Cafcass does not have Professional Indemnity
Insurance for its employees.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

Dear Governance - Cafcass,

Thank you for your reply.

Please provide a copy of your professional indemnity insurance cover that covers you as an organisation for claims against you for items such as the examples listed below:

- Professional negligence - such as making a mistake in a piece of work for a service user or giving them poor advice
- Unintentional breach of confidentiality - such as sharing sensitive service user or case information without permission
- Defamation and libel - such as making false comments about a service user that damages their reputation
- Loss of service user or case documents or data

Yours sincerely,

H. Grants

Governance - Cafcass, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear H Grants,

 

Cafcass does not have professional indemnity insurance cover for employees
or the organisation as a whole.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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

[3]Cafcass_Logo_2014_email

 

 

 

 

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