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Not sure if this is legal matter or not

(11 Posts)
RedHelenB Wed 22-May-13 18:54:43

Does dd see her dad now? Still don't understand why dds dad can't/won't tell you why?

Innacorner Wed 22-May-13 17:20:10

Requests for your personal data, or your daughter's on her behalf,are covered by the Data Protection Act 1998, not freedom of information legislation, and the authority does have 40 days to deal with it. I suggest you chase up the authority in the first instance and if no joy you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
To be fair to the authority, social services/family requests can be very difficult and time-consuming to process - it's not a simple process of handing over the file.
I hope you find the information you're looking for.

rainbowslollipops Mon 20-May-13 10:01:14

You'll be surprised at how good social services are at keeping secrets

rainbowslollipops Mon 20-May-13 10:00:39

It may well open a can of worms but only Dds dad knows I'm doing this and is happy for me to do so. I wasn't allowed to make the choices and there are questions left unanswered.

RedHelenB Mon 20-May-13 07:36:47

Seems a bit strange to have no idea, this is her child's father. - just wondering if it may open a whole can of worms best left unopened!

SoupDragon Mon 20-May-13 07:29:07

RedHelen the OP said I was a minor at the time so my mum represented me but refuses to discuss it without a argument

RedHelenB Mon 20-May-13 07:24:02

How come you know nothing about it?

mumblechum1 Sun 19-May-13 21:04:15

OK, then the thing to do is to write them a chaser.

rainbowslollipops Sun 19-May-13 20:52:31

Yes that's exactly correct!

mumblechum1 Sun 19-May-13 20:06:48

So, is it an application for information under the Freedom of Information Act that you've asked for? And it's information about your daughter, but you don't know why she isn't allowed to see her dad (your ex partner)?

Sorry if I'm getting the wrong end of the stick, but is that correct so far?

rainbowslollipops Sun 19-May-13 18:40:06

Just over a month ago I contacted social services for details of everything that's on Dds records that they've got to try and work out what the reasons were behind dd not being allowed to see her dad. I was a minor at the time so my mum represented me but refuses to discuss it without a argument. They have my identification as security and have said they have 40 days to send me a copy of what they have. It's gone past 40 days and I've not heard a peep from them. Should I call them and chase it up?

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