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A. Marfo made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills,

1. I would like to see all documents and written notes by your inspectors, relating to the recent inspection of Slough Borough Council (local authority children services).

2. How many complaints has OFSTED recieved in year 2018, 2019, Feb 2020 from;
A. Slough Borough Council Staff
B. Parents
C. Foster Carers
D. Government Agencies

3. How many complaints has Ofsted investigated regarding the local authority children services in year 2018 and 2019?

Separate Enquiry;
4. What is ofsteds policies and procedures for vetting staff that work with children and young people?
I. Can members of the public work with children with a previous misdemeanour as a minor?
ii. Can adults involved in care proceedings with/without criminal record still work with children?

5. Ofsteds policies on how to become a foster Carer and the protocol of the local authorities?
Yours faithfully,

Ms Marfo

InformationRequest, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Dear Ms Marfo,

 

Your request for information

 

Thank you for your email of 23 February  in which you requested the
following information:

 

+ ‘1. I would like to see all documents and written notes by your
inspectors, relating to the recent inspection of Slough Borough
Council (local authority children services). 

 

+ 2. How many complaints has OFSTED recieved in year 2018, 2019, Feb
2020 from; A. Slough Borough Council Staff B. Parents C. Foster Carers
D. Government Agencies

 

+ 3. How many complaints has Ofsted investigated regarding the local
authority children services in year 2018 and 2019?

 

Separate Enquiry;

 

+ 4. What is ofsteds policies and procedures for vetting staff that work
with children and young people?

I. Can members of the public work with children with a previous
misdemeanour as a minor?

ii. Can adults involved in care proceedings with/without criminal record
still work with children?

 

+ 5. Ofsteds policies on how to become a foster Carer and the protocol
of the local authorities?’

 

We have understood questions 2 and 3 to relate to Slough Borough Council
only, please let us know if this is not the case.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act
2000 and any other legislation that may apply.

 

Should there be any problems or difficulties in processing your request,
we will be in touch with you again shortly. Otherwise, we will respond to
your request within 20 working days from the date we received it, as
required by the Act.

 

This should be by 20 March 2020; however, if we can respond sooner we will
do so.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about the content of this letter,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Julie Hadler

Information Access Co-ordinator

Information Rights and Access Team

 

 

 

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Dear InformationRequest,

Thank you for your email.

Q2 and 3 is in relation to 1. Slough Local Authority children services and 2. independent fostering agency.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

Alastair O'Neill, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Ms Marfo

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alastair O’Neill

Information Access Officer

Information Rights and Access Team

Ofsted | 2 Rivergate | Temple Quay | Bristol | BS1 6EH

Direct Tel: 0300 013 1287

 

Ofsted Contact Centre: 0300 123 1231

[1]www.gov.uk/ofsted
Ofsted on Twitter at [2]http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

 

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Dear Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills's handling of my FOI request 'OFSTED FOI'

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

Yours faithfully,

A. Marfo

InformationRequest, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Dear Mr Marfo,

 

Your request for information

 

Thank you for your email of 21 March in which you requested a review of
Ofsted’s handling of your request.

 

As you are unhappy with the original response you received to your request
for information, we will carry out a review of the decision. The review
will concentrate on the handling of your request and the application of
the exemptions used to withhold the information. Please can you let us
know which aspect(s) of the response you are dissatisfied with, so that we
may address these?

 

If you have any queries or concerns about the content of this letter,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Richard McGowan

Head of Information Rights and Correspondence

 

 

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Dear InformationRequest,

My request for internal review is to answer all the questions under FOI which is not exempt from the guidelines or the law.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

InformationRequest, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Ms Marfo,

Please find attached the outcome of my review of the handling of your request for information.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Banks
Information Rights and Access Manager
Ofsted

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Dear OFSTED Information Request,

Thank you for your email, however, my request for FOI is valid, Ofsted has fully responded to these questions before.

I look forward to a hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

Dear InformationRequest,

My request is outstanding and I am awaiting a response.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

InformationRequest, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Dear Ms Marfo,

Thank you for your email.

We have responded to both your original request and your request for a review of that response.

We do not have any outstanding requests from you at this time.

I refer you to my letter of 21 April 2020 for Ofsted's position in relation to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Banks
Information Rights and Access Manager
Ofsted

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