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Kenward report - are pockets of this paedophile ring still being protected

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Dear Essex Police,

This request relates to paedophile ring in Essex in the 90’s where a district psychologist blew the whistle resulting in a “Kenward” report. I understand the paedophile ring involved fake psychologists, police and social workers. The request is to establish if some of the individuals are still committing crimes, if they were linked to the ring, and if and why their current crimes are being covered up by agencies.

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1. Under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) can you confirm that you hold information of the “Kenward” report.

2. Can you embellish what professionals were involved in the paedophile ring. I do not expect names but just the professional professions of the individuals.

3. I would like to know Under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) if you hold any information of police officers or staff (any rank, from any force, and either currently employed, no longer working in the force or retired) have reported fake psychologists for either / and /or within the last 10 years. Please state what was reported.

a) Falsifying their qualifications as a psychologist.
b) Taking advantage, sexually, of vulnerable adults while posing as a psychologist.
c) Historic child abuse
d) Current child abuse
e) Reporting the fake psychologist being protected by agencies such as social services which included covering up child abuse.

4. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for falsifying his or her qualifications this misleading the public? (reference 3a)

5. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for taking advantage of vulnerable adults? (reference 3b)

6. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for, when brought to light, historic child abuse? (reference 3c)

7. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for current historic child abuse? (reference 3d)

8. What action did your force take against professionals (I.e. social services) covering up alleged child abuse which included falsifying a police investigation and tampering or altering medical records? (reference 3e)

Yours faithfully,

Charles Brennan

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

1 Atodiad

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above reference
14931.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at section 14, may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[1]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

                                                      

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [3][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

[4]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

 

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[5]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [6][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [7]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

2 Atodiad

Please accept our apologies in respect of this enquiry, I am pleased to
report that enquiries have now completed and logged under the above
reference.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section
1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held. The second duty at Section 1(1)(b) is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are
relied upon Section 17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with
a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

In respect of your enquiry:

This request relates to paedophile ring in Essex in the 90’s where a
district psychologist blew the whistle resulting in a “Kenward” report.  I
understand the paedophile ring involved fake psychologists, police and
social workers. The request is to establish if some of the individuals are
still committing crimes, if they were linked to the ring, and if and why
their current crimes are being covered up by agencies.

 

[1]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

 

1.            Under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) can you confirm that you hold information of the
“Kenward” report.

2.            Can you embellish what professionals were involved in the
paedophile ring. I do not expect names but just the professional
professions of the individuals.

3.            I would like to know Under Section 1 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) if you hold any information
of police officers or staff (any rank, from any force, and either
currently employed, no longer working in the force or retired) have
reported fake psychologists for either / and /or within the last 10 years.
Please state what was reported.

a)            Falsifying their qualifications as a psychologist.

b)            Taking advantage, sexually, of vulnerable adults while
posing as a psychologist.

c)            Historic child abuse

d)            Current child abuse

e)            Reporting the fake psychologist being protected by agencies
such as social services which included covering up child abuse.

4.            What action did your force take against the alleged fake
psychologist for falsifying his or her qualifications this misleading the
public? (reference 3a)

5.            What action did your force take against the alleged fake
psychologist for taking advantage of vulnerable adults? (reference 3b)

6.            What action did your force take against the alleged fake
psychologist for, when brought to light, historic child abuse? (reference
3c)

7.            What action did your force take against the alleged fake
psychologist for current historic child abuse? (reference 3d)

8.            What action did your force take against professionals (I.e.
social services) covering up alleged child abuse which included falsifying
a police investigation and tampering or altering medical records?
(reference 3e)

 

In respect of Sec 1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating
to your request, however in respect of Sec 1(1)(b) Essex Police does not
hold the information in a format that allows it to be retrieved within the
scope of FOI.

 

When responding to a request for information under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act, a public authority is not obliged to provide
information if the authority estimates that the cost of the retrieval of
the information requested would be in excess of £450 (equivalent to 18
hours work). The costs criteria relates to a request in its entirety,
which means that if we cannot retrieve all of the information requested
within the costs limit, we are not obliged to retrieve any of the
information requested.

 

Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act states that a public
authority is not obliged to:

“…comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that
the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate
limit.”

 

The following explanation has been provided demonstrating the difficulty
in retrieving information in respect of Question 3, although our
investigation files will hold details regarding occupations, the Athena
system prevents the accurate return based on a type of occupation. The
occupation at the time of the crime cannot be identified if the occupation
has changed and therefore it is difficult to establish if any Police
officer or former police officer/staff has reported ‘fake psychologists’
over the past 10 years.. Essex Police systems are designed primarily for
the management of individual cases and not primarily for the production of
statistical information. This request would entail manually extracting all
crime data and reviewing each record one by one to establish the
occupation at that point in time. This process would exceed the time and
cost limits under the FOIA and would also qualify as the creation of data
as the results cannot be processed by means of purely sorting or filtering
data sources or running a database query tool. There is no requirement
under the act to create data purely to answer FOI requests.

 

Consequently, and to this extent, Essex Police are exempt from the duty to
provide information you have requested under the provisions of Section
12(1) of the FOIA. Therefore, and in accordance with Section 17(1) of the
FOIA, this communication must act as a refusal notice to provide all of
the information that could be interpreted as being captured by this part
of your request.

 

In an effort to assist under Section 16 of the act, and outside of the
above obligations, Essex Police can provide answers to Question 1 of your
request and confirm that a copy of the Kenwood report is held. Further
explanation regarding the occupation field and keyword searches in the MO
can be found via our publications scheme.

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [2][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

 

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[3]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [4][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [5]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
Sent: 26 October 2020 16:48
To: Charles Brennan <[FOI #701498 email]>
Subject: FOI 14931 - Kenward Report Psychologist

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above reference
14931.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at section 14, may be
engaged if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple
requests on differing subjects.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[6]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[7]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

                                                      

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances, delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police

Email: [8][Essex Police request email]

Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions,
use CM2 6DN for HQ)

Information Management aspires to be: Helpful, Inclusive & Professional

Essex Police have developed a publication strategy, our aim is to reduce
the demand within the FOI department and to provide knowledge to the
public to include previous and combined FOI requests together with
relevant links and information.

Please visit this area of our website before submitting FOI requests as
information may already be available.

[9]https://www.essex.police.uk/foi-ai/af/ac...

 

 

 

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[10]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:  [11][Essex Police request email]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.      

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [12]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywCharles Brennan mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.