Domestic Abuse and Temporary Accommodation

Thea Raisbeck made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council.

Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am requesting information about homelessness, domestic abuse and temporary accommodation.

Specifically, I would like to know, for 2018 (from April 3rd) and 2019, broken down by year:

1. How many households with children who were owed a duty under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996, as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act, and with domestic abuse as the main reason for their homelessness were placed by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in
- B&B accommodation
- (other) Hotel accommodation
- Refuge Accommodation
- Hostels
- Houses in Multiple Occupation

2. How many households with a single female applicant and who were owed a duty under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996, as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act, and with domestic abuse as the main reason for their homelessness were placed by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in
- B&B accommodation
- (other) Hotel accommodation
- Refuge Accommodation
- Hostels
- Houses in Multiple Occupation

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Thea Raisbeck

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Good morning Thea,

Could you please clarify the time period you would like the information for?

Do you mean from;

3/4/2018 to 31/12/2019?
3/4/2018 - 3/4/2019?

Once we receive the clarification you request can then be logged.

Many thanks

Regards

Julie Noble

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,
Civic Centre,
Darwall Street,
Walsall, WS1 1DG
Tel: 0800 0856 018
Email: [Walsall Council request email]
Service area: walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance
Website:  www.walsall.gov.uk

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear InformationRights,

I would like this information for:
03/04/18 - 31/12/18 and
01/01/19 - 31/12/19

With the data broken down separately for each time period.

Yours sincerely,

Thea Raisbeck

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Miss Raisbeck

 

Request for Information RFI-1152-20

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Domestic Abuse and
Temporary Accommodation which was received on 14 February 2020.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely,

Julie Noble

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Miss Raisbeck,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-1152-20

 

Further to your request for information about Domestic Abuse and Temporary
Accommodation, I can tell you the following:

Whilst I can confirm that the council holds information that falls within
the description specified within your request, the council does not hold
the information under the categories you are requesting or family
dynamics.  In order to provide the information would exceed the
appropriate limit specified in the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. For the council,
this limit is currently set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 18 hours in determining whether the council holds the
information and then locating, retrieving and extracting the information. 

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 sets out that where the
council considers that the appropriate limit is likely to be exceeded it
is not obliged to respond to the request. As a result, we will not be
processing your request further as it is refused. 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

Anne Perks

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [2]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [3]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

[4]http://int.walsall.gov.uk/portals/0/Comm...

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
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should be regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only
unless explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it
must be deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this
message are personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless
explicitly stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be
intercepted and read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with Council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or detect crime. You should also be aware that any
email may be the subject of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of
Information or Environmental Information legislation and therefore could
be disclosed to third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as
messages can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we
strongly advise you not to email any information, which if disclosed to
unrelated third parties would be likely to cause harm or distress. If you
have an enquiry of this nature please provide a postal address to allow us
to communicate with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by
email you must realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

 

 

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