Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

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Argyll and Bute Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply me with all information contained in your records:

Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced children?’

Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

Please acknowledge receipt and I shall look forward to your full and frank disclosure within 20 working days

Yours faithfully,
[name removed]
[name removed]

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced
Children

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:15526.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2023-04-03
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little
longer.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced
Children

Reference: argyllbuteir:15526

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 1. Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for
Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or
psychologically coerced children?’

 2. Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and
examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child
being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

 3. Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate
methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and
intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having
been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when
working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

Response - I have to advise that this information you requested in
questions 1 – 3 is otherwise accessible to you at
[1]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/publications-practice-and-guidance (West of
Scotland Child Protection Procedures) and
[2]www.gov.scot/publications/national-guidance-child-protection-scotland-2021
(National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021). I therefore
must refuse your request in terms of Section 25 of FOISA. However, in line
with the duty placed on the Council in terms of Section 15 of FOISA, I can
advise our social work practice is currently informed by both sets of
guidance. We are moving towards full implementation of the updated
National Child Protection Guidance by the end of 2023. Further information
on our Child Protection Committee can be found at
[3]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/abcpc.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [4][Argyll and Bute Council
request email].

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

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in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
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period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

Yours sincerely,

David Sinclair

Compliance and Regulatory Assistant

Legal and Regulatory Services

01546 604352

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Argyll and Bute Council's handling of my FOI request 'Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children'.

I must rebut your exemption as the data otherwise available does not answer my specific data request for
'Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children'.

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,
[name removed]
[name removed]

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

Thank you for your email to Argyll and Bute Council in relation to Freedom
of Information Requests. We will  respond to your email as soon as
possible.  
Many Thanks
FOI team

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Dear [name removed],
 
I refer to your email below and can confirm this is being treated as a
Request for Review. A response will be provided to you by 4^th May 2023.
 
Kind Regards
 
Alison McGinty
Assistant Compliance & Regulatory Officer
Legal and Regulatory Support
Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RT
 
01546 604057
 
 
 
 

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Dear [name removed]

Freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Section 20 review - argyllbuteir:15526

I refer to your email of 1 April 2023 in which you requested a review of
how we dealt with your request for information dated 6 March. I note that
the response was sent within the 20 working day timescale on 28 March.

I’ve reviewed your request, the response and your request for review and
sought further information from the relevant service.

I am advised that there are no specific policy documents held by the
Council that would fall within the terms of your request and I therefore
have to refuse your request in terms of section 17 of FOISA as information
‘not held’ by the Council.

You should have been advised of that in the response, however, I am
content that it was appropriate in terms of the obligation under section
15 of FOISA to provide you with the links in the response as these contain
relevant information on how Social Work deal with any disclosure by a
child.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the review has been dealt
with you are entitled to make an application to the Scottish Information
Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS
(Tel: 01334 464610) for a review.

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

If you make an application for a further review to the Scottish
Information Commissioner and remain dissatisfied by the decision then you
may appeal on a point of law to the Court of Session.

Regards  

Douglas Hendry

Douglas Hendry, Executive Director

Monitoring Officer / IJB Standards Officer

Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT

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