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Identification of the “Link Officer" associated with a child's school

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SJA Grove (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Stirling Council,

Background

Stirling Council should know that an Acting Head Teacher of a Stirling Council School (who recently gave evidence at Stirking Sheriff Court) sent a parent of children that school an email message on 17 December 2018 stating that concerns the parent had raised had been passed onto the Link Officer for the school.

On 18 December 2018 the concerned parent contacted the Head of Education (Kevin Kelman) requesting information on how they could raise a formal “phase 2” complaint on the leadership team of the school. The concerned parent did not consider that the “named person" role responsibilities of the school teachers were being enacted with respect to risk assessments for residential courses.

In an earlier email dated 20 August 2018 the concerned parent had communicated some issues of concern pertaining to a hospitality organisation (that the concerned parent had knowledge of) to the Head Teacher of the school where that parent's children were attending.

On 19 December 2018 the concerned parent was arrested and handcuffed outside of the school having arranged to meet the Head Teacher or representative of the school to attend a school function. On the 20 December 2018 the parent was formally charged with the crime of “stalking" under Section 39 of the Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. Upon being released on bail the accused was then rearrested by Police Scotland and taken to the Custody Office at Falkirk prior to release without charge. A Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) Subject Access Request (SAR) to Police Scotland indicates that the second arrest was a civil matter concerning a communication with a law firm in Hamilton where a family law solicitor employed by the CAB Stirling Domestic Abuse Transitions Advice (DATA) Project worked.

Stirling Council should know that a DPA 2018 SAR to the Children & Families Social Work Department in 2019 that was heavily redacted by the council was subject to a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and that false and erroneous information had been recorded on social work systems that had been supplied by Police Scotland's Vulnerable Persons Database (VPD) and that a part of this SAR was passed to a Procurator Fiscal Depute during the Section 39 prosecution.

The SAR from Stirling Council was heavily redacted and there were no details of Link Officer reports to the Social Work system despite the same information being supplied by the accused to the Head Teacher on 20 August 2018 being used for a full scale security alert at the school. This security alert came up in evidence presented by Crown witnesses when it was identified that information of a concerning nature was passed to the school by an employee of a local NGO (who “went DEFCON5” as suggested by a defence solicitor) after selected information was passed on by the primary caregiving parent (the complainant in the prosecution). The complainant had in turn sourced the material from the mother of the accused, information that the accused had disclosed in a confidential email (sent in November 2018) to both of the accused parents, and was essentially the same information that was passed to the Head Teacher in the email communication of 20 August 2018.

This suggests that information passed to the Head Teacher (who gave evidence as a Crown witness in the Section 39 prosecution) in the email on 20 August 2018 should have been passed onto the school Link Officer and the SAR from the social work department should have revealed this information.

FOISA 2002 Request

What is the formal process for identifying the Link Officer for a school within the Stirling Council area?

Yours faithfully,

SJA Grove

FOI, Stirling Council

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FOI, Stirling Council

Dear SJA Grove,

 

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference
FOI/14506.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during
the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland)
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Yours sincerely,

Fiona McCallum

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

Stirling FK8 2ET

01786 233988

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Grove,

 

I refer to your request for information, logged by us as FOI/14506 and can
provide the following information in response to your request.

 

What is the formal process for identifying the Link Officer for a school
within the Stirling Council area?
The name of the Link Officer for a school can be provided either by the
school or the Schools, Learning and Education service

 

 

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Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

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From: FOI
Sent: 14 October 2020 10:32
To: SJA Grove <[FOI #698367 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Identification of the “Link
Officer" associated with a child's school (FOI/14506)

 

Dear SJA Grove,

 

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference
FOI/14506.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during
the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

 

Your request will be forwarded to the service area(s) holding the
information. Please note, the service area(s) holding the information may
need further information from you to locate the information sought once
they have received the request, and you will be contacted again should
this be necessary.

 

Unless clarification is required your request will be answered promptly,
and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in
this case no later than 10/11/20

 

Yours sincerely,

Fiona McCallum

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

Stirling FK8 2ET

01786 233988

[6][Stirling Council request email]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

SJA Grove (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Stirling Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Stirling Council's handling of my FOI request 'Identification of the “Link Officer" associated with a child's school'.

This FOISA 2002 request is delayed so an Internal Review can be submitted.

To assist Stirling Council in responding to this FOISA 2002 part of the Judgement of a Section 39 prosecution at Stirling Sheriff Court that details with the interaction of the accused in the “Section 39” prosecution and the individual who supplied the school with the information that resulted in the security lock down details the following:

If [pronoun] was "surprised and shocked" and "anxious, concerned and vulnerable", it was not from any behaviour of the accused. It is most likely from information received about his mental health from the complainer, which may have been to the effect that had been psychotic.

The possibility exists that Stirling Council were actively participating in this “dangerous psychotic parent" narrative due to direct conversations that parent had earlier with a Stirling Council Head Teacher and their dissatisfaction with both being stonewalled from a school function around Christmas 2017 and their child being placed in a “double bind” by the Head Teacher (ironically a communication dilemma that has been proposed by Gregory Bateson to cause psychosis).

Stirling Council may also be obfuscating sub-optimal child protection measures where children are sent on residential courses.

All of the above issues can be identified and clarified once a parent identifies who the “Link Officer” is and whether they are performing their job at a satisfactory level as evidenced from (un-redacted) information recorded in Subject Access Requests from the Education Department.

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

Yours faithfully,

SJA Grove

FOIreviews, Stirling Council

Dear SJA Grove

 

We have received your request for review relating to your recent request
for information, logged by us as FOI/14506.

 

The review must be completed within 20 working days, in this case no later
than 24/12/20

 

The Review Officer undertaking the review will be in touch in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

[1][Stirling Council request email]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

SJA Grove (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear FOIreviews,

Stirling Council are thanked for their response on 10 November 2018 but the Internal Review was submitted because this information cannot be correct. There has been a delay in making this clarification as this account was suspended temporarily by the whatdotheyknow administrators whilst certain issues around "extraneous" information were being resolved.

Stirling Council know that Education Departments are present at Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conderences (MARACs) and therefore Link Officer details should be detailed when a Data Subject makes a Data Protection Act 2018 Subject Access Request.

Logic dictates that if Link Officer information is redacted from a Data Protection Act 2018 Subject Access Request then requesting this information from the School or Education Department itself will be refused.

Will Stirling Council look back on it's systems and identify how Link Officer information can be un-redacted when this information is requested.

Yours sincerely,

SJA Grove

Caroline Weintz, Stirling Council

1 Atodiad

Dear SJA Grove

 

Further to your request for a review in regards to you Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 information request logged by us as
FOI/14506, please find attached herewith our review response letter.

 

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Governance | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth |
Stirling FK8 2ET  

E: [email address] | W: stirling.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear SJA Grove

 

Further to your request for a review in regards to you Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 information request logged by us as
FOI/14506, please find attached herewith our review response letter.

 

Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Governance | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth |
Stirling FK8 2ET  

E: [1][email address] | W: stirling.gov.uk

 

 

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legally privileged. If you have received this email in error please let us
know at [email address] and then delete it. Please check this email
and any attachments for the presence of viruses as Stirling Council
accepts no liability for any harm caused to the addressees' systems or
data. Stirling Council may monitor its email system. Stirling Council
accepts no liability for personal emails.

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywSJA Grove (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.