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Introduction to Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Cafcass aims to  review the publication scheme annually as well as updating the scheme on a regular basis. If the document you are looking for is not available on our website please contact:

FOI Officer

Cafcass National Office
8th Floor, South Quay Plaza 3
189 Marsh Wall, London
E14 9SH
Telephone - 020 7510 7000
Facsimile - 020 7510 7108

 


Cafcass Publication Scheme:


 

Cafcass : The Organisation

 

Class of information 
Legislation and Framework
Part 1/ Part 2
 
Description of information available   Sets out the legislation and framework documents outlining our accountability to the government and the framework governing Cafcass (Crown Copyright).  

 

Class of information
Description of information available Biographical details of Cafcass Board members

 

Cafcass Senior Management

 

Class of information
Description of information available Names and job titles of Cafcass Executive Team members and Regional Managers.

 

Cafcass Board

 

Class of information
Details of forthcoming Board meetings
Description of information available Sets out the timetable for scheduled Board meetings up to 12 months in advance.

 

Class of information
Description of information available Minutes of Board meetings  will be available within three months of each meeting: Note: some information may be subject to exemption under the provisions of Section 10 (8) The Cafcass (Membership, Committee and Procedure) Regulations 2000.
Format available Electronic only from 1 September 2002. Hardcopy only for dates prior to this.

 

Class of information
Board Committees
Description of information available Provides summary of the current Cafcass Committees members of the Board are involved in.

 

Cafcass Strategy

 

Class of information
Description of information available Our interim Corporate Plan describes our commitments and aspirations for 2007-10.

 

Class of information

Description of information available

Reports covering Cafcass' performance as a NDPB sponsored by the Department for Education and Skills. These also set out a statement of Cafcass' expenditure, in line with the requirements and guidance of HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office on the preparation of agency accounts

 

Finance

 

Class of information
Finance Manual
Description of information available This sets out the financial policies and procedures Cafcass uses to manage its resources. Note: Information may be withheld if its nature could be deemed to assist the perpetuation of fraud. This document will be available from April 2005

 

Class of information
Invoice Standards
Description of information available Guidance for staff on the minimum standard required when completing and processing invoices.

 

Class of information
Fraud Policy
Description of information available Current guidance for staff and Cafcass policy

 

Class of information
Internal Financial Control Bulletin
Description of information available These documents complement the internal control environment and underpin the statement on internal control in the Annual Report and Accounts

 

Class of information
IT Security Statement
Description of information available Objectives set out in Cafcass' IT Security Statement

 

Class of information
Audited Financial Statements
Description of information available Sets out Cafcass' end of year Income and Expenditure, Balance Sheet and related information. This is taken from the Annual Report and Accounts

 

Communications

 

Class of information Leaflets
Description of information available Hard copy leaflets available to children and parents outlining Cafcass' services.

 

Class of information
HMICA (HM Inspectorate of Court Administration) Reports
Description of information available Reports by HMICA about Cafcass made available for public viewing (Crown Copyright).

 

Human Resources

 

Class of information
Staff Policies
Description of information available Sets out Cafcass' policies including Code of Conduct, Disciplinary procedure and Maternity Leave policy. Note: Some of the material in this class is derived from documents which we consider to contain exempt information. Where this occurs, the material will clearly show where information has been withheld and explain what exemption has been applied and why. Typically, information may be withheld if its release would compromise the health and safety of staff or national security.

 

Class of information
Race Equality Scheme
Description of information available Sets out our duties under this scheme and our policy.

 

Class of information
Workloads Policy
Description of information available A framework for the development and implementation of workload allocation procedures

 

Class of information
Convergence Policy
Description of information available An outline of the aims and objectives of a converged Cafcass service

 

Class of information
Grievance Policy
Description of information available Cafcass policy detailing how informal and formal grievances are dealt with

 

Class of information
Performance Conduct Policy and Procedure
Description of information available This policy details Cafcass' approach to performance and conduct issues within the work place

 

Class of information
Management of Organisational Change
Description of information available This policy sets out how Cafcass develpos and manages processes which may result in significant change for individuals/groups of employees.

 

Class of information
Unsocial Hours Policy
Description of information available This policy sets out Cafcass' aproach to employees working unsocial hours

 

Class of information
Sickness Management Policy
Description of information available This policy details Cafcass' approach to the management of Sickness Absence within the workplace.

 

Class of information
Dignity at Work Policy
Description of information available This policy sets out Cafcass' approach to Staff behaviour at work, including harassment and bullying

 

Class of information
Description of information available Sets out Cafcass' partnership agreement with Trade Unions.

 

Class of information
Description of information available Sets out the Cafcass policy of protecting and promoting the health and safety of our workforce.

 

Operations

 

Class of information
Description of information available Details standards on how work is carried out by Cafcass.

 

Class of information
Description of information available Procedure to follow should a member of the public wish to comment about the service, any practitioner or member of Cafcass staff.

 

Class of information
Description of information available This register describes in very general terms, the personal data being processed by Cafcass.

 

Class of information Data Protection Policy: Subject Access Request
Description of information available Procedures and Guidance Manual

 

Class of information
Report Template
Description of information available Procedures and Guidance

 

Class of information
Cafcass Research Governance Framework
Description of information available This framework sets out Cafcass' approach to the Research discipline

 

 

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