DART

kev keckum made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bristol City Council

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Bristol City Council.

Dear Bristol City Council,

Who provides DART budget?
Who funds DART workers?
Does BCC pay any DART personel's wages?
Who does BCC employ?
Conditions of employment please.
As part of their conditions employment are they accountable to BCC citizens and answerable to complaint procedures?

What proportion of referrals are male and what are female via the DART service?
What outreach work does BCC or DART do with male victims of DVA?
What proportion of male perpetrators or alleged perpetrators are also configured by DART personell as "controlling and/or manipulating" ?
What kinds of behaviour constitute the above by DART?

Domestic Abuse Referral Team (DART)

Yours faithfully,

Sean Geoghegan

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Thank you for your request for information. You should expect to receive a response within the 20 working day limit.

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Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Dear Mr Geoghegan,
 
Thank you for your request for information received 4 February 2013.
 
Please find your response attached.
 
On behalf of
Liam Nevin
Service Director - Legal Services
This response should answer your request in full, however if you are not
satisfied with this response or wish to lodge an appeal against any
exemptions that may have been applied, you can do so by writing to the
Data Protection Officer at Bristol City Council Legal Services, The
Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7PH or [1][Bristol City Council request email]. 
Details of the complaints procedure can be found at
[2]http://www.bristol.gov.uk/complaints.
 
If, after you have exhausted the council’s complaints procedure, you are
still not satisfied with the response you have received you have the right
to complain to the Information Commissioner, details of your right to
complain can be found at [3]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
 
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Dear Freedom of Information,

Dear Bristol City Council,

Dhat service replaced DART and when?
Is Ian Leat employed or paid by BCC?
Conditions of employment please.
Is he answerable to BCC complaint procedures?

What proportion of referrals are male and what are female via the
new (DART) service?
What outreach work does BCC or new service/DART do with male victims of DVA?
What proportion of male perpetrators or alleged perpetrators are
also configured as "controlling and/or
manipulating" ?
What kinds of behaviour constitute the above?

Please note replace new service as previously known as Domestic Abuse Referral Team (DART)

Yours faithfully,

Sean Geoghegan

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Geoghegan,
 
We have received emails from you dated 21 January, 25 January, 26 January,
27 January, 3 February (two), 15 February, 16 February (two), 18 February
(three), 22 February (two), 26 February (five), 2 March, 8 March, 12 March
and 15 March.
 
We have responded to the emails dated 21 January, 25 January, 26 January,
27 January, 3 February (two).
 
Having considered your correspondence in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA), we have identified that s.14(1) of the FOIA
is engaged. Section 14(1) states that:
 
“Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request
for information if the request is vexatious.”
 
We consider the requests made to be vexatious for the following reasons:
 
- we have received 23 emails from you over the past 53 days. These emails
have contained over 100 queries.
- these queries are all linked to DVA and the associated support and
spending and are therefore being treated as associated requests for the
purposes of the FOIA.
 
We will not be responding to the emails referred to above to which a
response has not already been provided. Nor will we be responding to any
further related requests.
 
On behalf of
Liam Nevin
Service Director - Legal Services
 
If you are not satisfied with this response or wish to lodge an appeal
against any exemptions that may have been applied, you can do so by
writing to the Data Protection Officer at Bristol City Council Legal
Services, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, or
[1][Bristol City Council request email].  Details of the complaints procedure can be found
at [2]http://www.bristol.gov.uk/complaints.
 
If, after you have exhausted the councils complaints procedure, you are
still not satisfied with the response you have received you have the right
to complain to the Information Commissioner, details of your right to
complain can be found at [3]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
 
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does not imply a right to reproduce or commercially exploit such
information without the Council's express prior written permission.
 
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infringement of copyright.
The Council is unable to grant permission to reproduce or re-use any
material accessed through this scheme that is the property of third
parties. Permission to reproduce or re-use such material must be obtained
from the copyright holders.

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Dear Bristol City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's handling of my FOI request 'DART'.

The Freedom of Information Act provides that public authorities do
not have to comply with vexatious or repeated requests:
if it seeks information of a frivolous nature, if it is likely to
cause distress or irritation without justification or if it is
aimed at disrupting the work of an authority or harassing
individuals in it.
I don't believe my requests though frequent and in depth have that
intention.
Repeated requests
A request which is identical or substantially similar to a previous
request from the same person (with which the public authority has
complied) may be refused under section 14, unless a reasonable
interval has elapsed between it and the previous response.

Under section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information a request is
vexatious is determined by the information requested, not the
person making the request. An individual can make as many requests
for information as he or she wishes. Each of their requests must be
considered on a case-by-case basis. Repeated requests are not
considered as necessarily vexatious.
Vexatiousness needs to be assessed with reference to all the
circumstances of an individual case. Only if a request is not a
genuine endeavour to access information for its own sake, but is
aimed at disrupting the work of an authority, or harassing
individuals.

I enquire information because as a victim of what may be
institutional bias I seek to address equality and child protection
issues that may assist BCC in its practise and policies.

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

Yours faithfully,

kev keckum

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Geoghegan/Keckum,

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review of the decision to apply
an exemption to the disclosure of information requested by you.

 

I have considered the application of Section 14(1) of the Freedom of
Information Act and the evidence that was used in making the decision to
apply it, and I find that this exemption has been applied correctly.

 

As all of your requests are related to Domestic Violence and Abuse, I
confirm that the Council will not be responding to the requests already
received from you, nor will it be responding to any further related
requests.

 

You have now reached the end of the appeals/complaints procedure at
Bristol City Council, if you are still not satisfied with the response you
have received you have the right to complaint to the Information
Commissioner, details of your right to complain can be found at
[1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

 

 

H Ashton

Data Protection Officer

On behalf of

Liam Nevin

Service Director – Legal Services

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