UASC Consultation

Cassidy, J made this Freedom of Information request to Children's Commissioner for England

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Further to you recent disclosure,[1] can you please email me a copy of the the following:

1) Letter from the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology to Sir Al Aynsley-Green regarding the use of medical examinations to assess the age of children seeking asylum in European countries

2) Child Rights Impact Assessment on UASC Consultation

3) Briefing - How and when the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) intends to introduce provision for medical assessment of asylum seeking children to determine their age

4) Response to consultation paper - Planning Better Outcomes and Support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

5) Local Government Association UASC Reform Steering Group terms of references - all versions

6) Draft response of UASC Steering Group to the consultation

7) Cover letter for UASC Steering group response to consultation to Liam Byrne MP

8) Notes on the UK Commissioner's joint statement on UASC Reform for press interviews

9) Response to the consultation from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

10) Response to the consultation from the Refugee Children's Consortium

11) Summary of recommendation made by 11 MILLION in relation to the consultation

12) Response to the consultation from the UASC reform Steering Group

13) Minutes from a UASC Reform Steering Group

14) West Midlands Strategic Partnership for Asylum and Refugee Support (now the West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership) response to the consultation

15) Email between the dates of 22.02.07 - 12.11.07 between 11 MILLION and key staekholders in this area of work.

16) Session notes in preparation for consultation response from 11 MILLION

Note: Can you please not send any information in read-only format, as was the case with the aforementioned disclosure. [ibid]

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Reference:

[1] 'UASC reform programme "A medical procedure undertaken without the consent of an individual is an assault" (Children's Commissioner 18/03/09)'
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Yours faithfully,

Cassidy, J

Children's Commissioner for England

Dear J Cassidy,

Thank you for your further Freedom of Information request. I can confirm
that we hold the information you require and will respond within 20
working days.

Yours Sincerely,

Kirsty Anderson
Enquiries Officer

11 MILLION
1 London Bridge
London
SE1 9BG

DD: 0551 143 7826
Tel: 0844 800 9113
Fax: 0207 357 8329
Email: [11 MILLION request email]
Web: www.11MILLION.org.uk

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Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request and
all relevant documents.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your response and it's quick basis.

However, can I ask that the file sent as a DOCM file be resent to me as a .DOC file so I can read it via a Screen Reader.

Problematic file in question:
11 MILLION response planning better outcomes and support for UASC.docm

Yours sincerely,

Cassidy, J

Children's Commissioner for England

Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office until Wednesday 3rd June and this inbox will not be monitored. I will respond to your email as soon as possible on my return.

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Dear J Cassidy,

As requested, I have attached the document at .doc which I hope you are
now able to read.

Yours Sincerely,

Kirsty Anderson
Enquiries Officer

11 MILLION
1 London Bridge
London
SE1 9BG

DD: 0551 143 7826
Tel: 0844 800 9113
Fax: 0207 357 8329
Email: [11 MILLION request email]
Web: www.11MILLION.org.uk

"The 11 MILLION children and young people in England have a voice"
Children's Commissioner for England, Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green

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