Dear UK Border Agency,

I previously made a FOI request to yourselves requesting your guidance and policies on UKBA splitting familes.

so, following on from 2010: ConDems will end child detention: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/articles/...

We now have in 2013: ConDems Split up over 200 children from their families...
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/articles/...

Surely this means that UKBA do indeed have a policy which relates to the welfare of children, and the potential scope of when a child and their parent can be split up from each other?

I request for a copy of all guidance, all training material, and all policy relating to when it is seen as suitable for a parent and their child to be split apart in the manner described on the second article.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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Dear Wayne Pearsall

Re: UKBA splitting Families... (158687)

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Home Office

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA splitting Families...'.

UKBA have failed to provide the requested information and therefore have failed under Sec 10 of the FOIA.

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

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
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We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Please find attached the response to your internal review – time
complaint.

 

Regards,

 

L. Galarza

Information Management Services

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Request 27089: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Request 27044: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Request 27272: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

I will proceed with the internal review request upon Request for all three requests upon request 27089, as they are all linked, and for simplicity.

J Khan left an annotation ()

I guess everyone knows this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22833136

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Thats exactly the problem... Its discretionary if they apply ex. 1.

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 9 June 2013, in which you ask for an
internal review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of
FOI cases 27044, 27089, 27272. 

 

I am currently undertaking the internal review of these cases and aiming
to send you a full response by 5 July 2013, which I confirm is twenty
working days from the date when we received your request.

 

I have noted that your internal review request of 9 June 2013 contained a
fresh request for information. As the question is a new request for
information based on the information you received and not part of the
original request, we will not be answering this question within the
internal review.  Instead this request has been assigned a new FOI case
number, reference 27891 . We will aim to send you a full response by 5
July 2013, which is twenty working days from the date when we received
your request.

 

The question referred to the document at this link 
[1]http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...
and asked for the following information:

 

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2.12. There must be clear arrangements whereby
staff who become aware of instances where
the duty is not being taken properly into
account are able to report their concerns.
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What are the clear arrangements by which staff members report the
instances where duty is not being taken properly into account.

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In addition, in your follow up correspondence of 11 June 2013, you also
submitted a fresh request for information, which will also be handled as a
new request and will not be covered in the internal review of cases 27044,
27089 and 27272.  The request detailed below, will be assigned case
reference 27892 and we will aim to send you a full response by 9 July
2013, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your
request.

 

 

 

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

REF: 27089..

Further to my Internal Review request...

Under Section 31(9) of the Children Act 1989, as amended by the Adoption
and Children Act 2002: ‘Harm’ means ill treatment or the impairment of
health or development, including for example impairment suffered from
seeing or hearing the ill treatment of another; Development’
meansphysical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development;
‘Health’ means physical or mental health; and ‘Ill treatment’ includes
sexual abuse and forms of ill treatment that are not physical.

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(1)The Secretary of State must make arrangements for ensuringthat:

(a)the functions mentioned in subsection (2) are discharged having regard
to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in
the United Kingdom, and

(b)any services provided by another person pursuant to arrangements which
are made by the Secretary of State and relate to the discharge of a
function mentioned in subsection (2) are provided having regard to that
need.
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So, as outlined in Sec 55 as one of Mrs May's key responsibilities... what
arrangements has she made to ensure that a child's emotional welfare is
protected?

 

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

M Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

27089 27891 27892

Martin, are you certain that these two queries do not fall within the remit of any of the three queries which you have joined into one request for information?

Surely the training material/policy requested will supply the guidance in relation to a childs emotional wellbeing and welfare as to when its possible to seperate parents.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

1.4. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children is defined in the guidance to section
11 of the 2004 Act (section 28 in Wales) and
in Working Together to Safeguard Children4 as:
protecting children from maltreatment;
preventing impairment of children’s
health or development (where health
means ‘physical or mental health’ and
development means ‘physical, intellectual,
emotional, social or behavioural
development’);

Banerjee Gargi (IMS), UK Border Agency

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Dear Mr Pearsall,

 

Please find attached the Home Office response to your Freedom of
Information, case 27891.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

G. Banerjee

Information Access Team

 

Information Management Service (IMS)

Finance and Corporate Services Group 

Ground Floor, Seacole Building

Home Office,  2 Marsham Street

London SW1P  4DF

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Dear Mr Pearsall,

 

Please find attached the Home Office response to your Freedom of
Information, case 27892.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

G. Banerjee

Information Access Team

 

Information Management Service (IMS)

Finance and Corporate Services Group 

Ground Floor, Seacole Building

Home Office,  2 Marsham Street

London SW1P  4DF

Telephone 0207 035 4848

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'UKBA splitting Families...'.

ref 27891 / 27892

they both fall within the scope of my requests under IR of 27089...

The questions directly relate and fall in the scope of my request on the welfare and guidance issued pursuant to sec 55 of the borders act... thus, considering you have responded to 27089... you need to conduct the IR and respond to the questions, as they form part of my request for IR.

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

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Dear Mr Pearsall

Please find attached the Home Office response to your combined internal
review request of FOI cases 27044, 27089 and 27272.  Please accept my
apologies for the length of time it has taken to complete the internal
review.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

M Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

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