Dear North Lanarkshire Council,
Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and job titles of all senior management and strategic heads of departments, budget holders for training, and development across Children’s Services, along with contact numbers and email addresses.
Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior management team.
Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with Children’s Services, including preferred outsources.
Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers, and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care, Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who sit on any children-related committees.
I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.
I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
I refer again to your email dated 9 September 2019 seeking information in relation to Children’s Services.
Having investigated, I can advise as follows:-
• Please find attached North Lanarkshire Council’s Operational Management Structure – Health & Social Care and Social Work Services.
• Please find set out below contact details:-
Ross McGuffie – [email address]
Maggs Thomson – [email address]–nhs.uk
Margaret French – [email address]
Morag Dendy – [email address]
Derek Brown – [email address]
Telephone number: 01698 332000
• I regret to advise you that the names and email addresses of individuals below Head of Service level is personal data in respect of which disclosure would contravene the data protection principles and that this constitutes a ground of absolute exemption in terms of Section 38 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
To be of assistance, contact via emails are most appropriately addressed to:
• Please find attached a list of external suppliers involved with Children’s Services, adjusted to exclude anything which constitutes personal data in respect of which disclosure would contravene the Data Protection principles and that this constitutes a ground of absolute exemption in terms of Section 38 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The details edited from the document which is effectively being released into the public domain for all to access are names of individuals.
I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.
I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section 21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice - may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt with in accordance with the Act. Such an application must be made within six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must also specify the request for information to which the requirement for review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local authority to issue such a decision. The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:-
Scottish Information Commissioner
email: [email address]
Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online via the following link: -
I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however, you require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please let me know.
for Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
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