Questions about Use of Language contained in (CIAF) Child impact assessment framework

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,

Please supply me with the following information under FOIA :

1. Please provide information on where the words/paragraphs are contained in your framework or in any Cafcass literature : “Other forms of harmful parenting due to factors like substance misuse or parental mental health difficulties where these are assessed as harmful to the child”

2. Are the words “Other forms of harmful parenting factors like substance misuse or parental mental heath difficulties” currently : today’s date published on your website and available to the general public ?

3.a. How long have the words/ phrase/paragraph “Other forms of harmful parenting factors like substance misuse or parental mental health difficulties” been published on your website ? Please provide the date of publication ?
and
b. Please supply dates of the first and consequent dates of publication/s and include all publications where Cafcass use the words: “Other forms of harmful parenting factors like substance misuse or parental mental health difficulties” whether in other Cafcass frameworks, drafts or trials or any form of information ?

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request which was received by Cafcass on 25 January 2019.

 

Your reference number is CAF19-028.

 

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 21 February 2019.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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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

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

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 'Questions about Use of Language contained in (CIAF) Child impact assessment framework'.

In my request I asked if you could provide me with ‘all’ the material available to where the words: “Other forms of harmful parenting due to factors like substance misuse or parental mental health difficulties where these are assessed as harmful to the child

1. Could you please supply me a copy of the presentation that was made available to staff and stakeholders on 11th October 2018. ?

2. Could you please provide a list of stakeholders who have been presented with the presentation and CIAF child impact assessment framework to include dates and feedback ?

3. Please could you provide information particularly on which stakeholders Cafcass consulted with prior to the launch of your child impact assessment framework which includes:

a. Disability i.e : any agencies whose purpose relates to representing the interests of people with disability
b. Mental health conditions: any representatives or groups & organisation representing the interests of people with mental health diagnosis
C. Health: any organisations representing the interests of people with health conditions including but not limited to substance use, alcohol use, any physical health or Mental health professional stakeholders representing any health conditions have been involved.

Please supply names of the above listed stakeholders and supply dates where any have been involved in any consultation process ?

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

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

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 19-028 and requested a review of
the decision.

 

This  email serves to acknowledge that your request was received on 01 02
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 28 02 2019.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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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

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Governance,

In relation to question 3 can you confirm Cafcass cannot provide information to demonstrate any input from staeholders with a special interest in disability ?

Yours sincerely,

[Name Removed]

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Cafcass has previously answered  our question  in regards to providing
‘information particularly on which stakeholders Cafcass consulted with
prior to the launch of your child impact assessment framework which
includes:

 

o Disability  i.e : any agencies whose purpose relates to representing
the interests of people with disability
o Mental health conditions: any representatives or groups & organisation
representing the interests of people with mental health diagnosis
o Health: any organisations representing the interests of people with
health conditions including but not limited to substance use, alcohol
use, any physical health or Mental health professional stakeholders
representing any health conditions have been involved.’

 

Cafcass has provided you with the list of all the stakeholders who were
invited to the stakeholder discussion groups in regards to the Child
Impact Assessment Framework (CIAF) in response to question two of your
Freedom of Information request (CAF19-028).  None of these stakeholders
specifically held a special interest in disability.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Governance,

I am simply seeking clarification on the information you provided. Could you make clear the name/s of the stakeholder/organisation/s who represented the interests of people with disabilities and mental health as it is not clear.

Yours sincerely,

[Name Removed]

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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Dear Ms Soeder,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

As stated in our previous response to your query, Cafcass has provided you
with the list of all the stakeholders who were  invited to the stakeholder
discussion groups in regards to the Child  Impact Assessment Framework
(CIAF) in response to question two of your  Freedom of Information request
(CAF19-028).   We can confirm that none of these stakeholders specifically
held a special interest in disability or mental health or specifically
represented these interests.

 

Kind regards,

 

Governance Team | Cafcass

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