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Sexual Discrimination within Childrens Services

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Dear Equality and Human Rights Commission,

Having been a victim of Sexual Discrimination by Southwark Childrens Services and also knowing around 20 individuals that have also experienced the same I would like to know what specific criteria needs to be met before the EHRC takes legal action against such a service and if it is entirely discretionary what specific facts are considered.
In particular I would like to know which specific evidences, format and criteria i need to submit to get the legal support of EHRC to stop wide spread discrimination in the Southwark Childrens Services.
If it relates to volume I would also like to know the volumes required.

Yours faithfully,

G

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information request
Our reference: 1735644

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Dear G 
 
Thank you for your request dated 7 February 2021 (received 8 February) in
which you make the following request:
 
"Having been a victim of Sexual Discrimination by Southwark Childrens
Services and also knowing around 20 individuals that have also experienced
the same I would like to know what specific criteria needs to be met
before the EHRC takes legal action against such a service and if it is
entirely discretionary what specific facts are considered.

In particular I would like to know which specific evidences, format and
criteria i need to submit to get the legal support of EHRC to stop wide
spread discrimination in the Southwark Childrens Services.

If it relates to volume I would also like to know the volumes required." 
 
.
Unfortunately, this is not a valid request under the Freedom of
Information Act as it does not include your name.
 
We consider that your request is best handled as a general enquiry and
therefore will be forward it to our Correspondence Unit for response. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 
Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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Dear Information Governance team,

My name is George Newson, please continue to process my request through the Freedom of Information Act

Yours sincerely,

George Newson

Correspondence Team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Dear G
 
Correspondence 1738944
 
Thank you for your Correspondence received on 7 February 2021. 
 
Could you please provide us with more details about the sex discrimination
that you and the other victims were subjected to by Southwark Childrens
Services?
 
Please respond by clicking on the link below:
[1]Submit your response
 
Kind regards
 
‎Correspondence Team‏
‎[email address]‏ 
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX

equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 

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Dear Correspondence Team,

Hello

While it is true that I have and others have suffered sexual discrimination from Southwark Childrens services , this is a specific request under the Freedom of information Act that requires that you provide the specific criteria EHRC use to decide when to take legal action against an Authority such as Southwark Childrens Services. Please furnish me with the information as requested above.

Yours sincerely,

tireless

Correspondence Team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Dear G
 
Thank you for your email.
 
We understand that our Information Governance Team have already advised
you that your request is not a valid  FOI request. However, in response to
your enquiry, the Commission conducts legal work, but this is focused on a
relatively small number of test cases which have the potential to advance
or clarify the law on equality and human rights.  This criteria is set out
in our [1]Litigation and Enforcement Policy .
 
I hope you find the information useful.
 
Kind regards
 
‎Correspondence Team‏
‎[email address]‏ 
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX

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Dear Correspondence Team,

Hello

While it is true that I have and others have suffered sexual
discrimination from Southwark Childrens services , this is a specific
request under the Freedom of information Act that requires that you
provide the specific criteria EHRC use to decide when to take legal action
against an Authority such as Southwark Childrens Services. Please furnish
me with the information as requested above.

Yours sincerely,

tireless

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Correspondence Team,

Hello, I was advised at the time that it was not a valid FOI request as " it does not include your name".
I have since given my name to make the request valid.
Please can you point me to the location of the Litigation and Enforcement Policy? And in particular, the specific sections that you use. Also, you mention that the cases are a "small number of test cases which have the potential to advance
or clarify the law on equality and human rights".

Please let me know how you determine whether they have the potential to advance or clarify the law. Is it completely discretionary, and what is the decision process and who makes the decision?

Yours sincerely,

George Newson

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information request
Our reference: 1735644

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Dear George Newson
 
Your Freedom of Information Request
 
Thank you for your request, detailed below, which we received on 8
February 2021.
 
 "Having been a victim of Sexual Discrimination by Southwark Childrens
Services and also knowing around 20 individuals that have also experienced
the same I would like to know what specific criteria needs to be met
before the EHRC takes legal action against such a service and if it is
entirely discretionary what specific facts are considered.

In particular I would like to know which specific evidences, format and
criteria i need to submit to get the legal support of EHRC to stop wide
spread discrimination in the Southwark Childrens Services.

If it relates to volume I would also like to know the volumes required." 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. We aim to respond promptly and in any event no later than 20 working
days following the date of receipt of the request; a response should
therefore be with you no later than 8 March 2021. 
 
If you have any queries please contact us using the details below.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 

Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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Dear George Newson
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 February 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 

Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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Dear Information Governance team,
you wrote:
"We cannot directly advise individuals who are seeking our help on an issue. Instead,
individuals should contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). "

Please understand that I am not seeking help as an individual but only wish to know the quantified criteria you use when deciding whether to take court action.

you wrote:
"The criteria for how the Commission is able to use its legal powers is set out in our
Litigation and Enforcement Policy. This is available from the Commission’s website:
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/p...
enforcement-policy-2019-2022"
which in turn yields the following for how the decision making is done:
"The scale of the problem
We will consider the scale of the problem including:
1. its size (the number of people affected by it)
2. its severity (the seriousness of its effect on an individual or a
group, including whether it affects people in the most vulnerable
situations)
3. its persistence (the length of time it has lasted), and
4. its prevalence (whether the same or similar issues are affecting
individuals across a number of organisations or sectors).
The greater the scale of the problem, across any or all of these
measures, the more likely we are to use our legal powers. "

I therefore ask:
1.what smallest size is required for the EHRC to take action against sexual discrimination in social services
2. What minimal seriousness does it need to be, this is not easily quantifiable however a comparison case would be illustrative
3. What is the minimal length of time it needs to last
4. what is the minimal prevalence necessary

In short I need to know the precise minimal quantified criteria which the EHRC uses to decide to support a sexual discrimination case in social services.

Regards

Greg

Yours sincerely,

tireless

Information Governance team, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information request
Our reference: 2046044

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Dear Greg,
 
Your Freedom of Information Request
 
Thank you for your request, detailed below, which we received on 17 March
2021. We have set this up as a new Freedom of Information request rather
than a review as the information requested is slightly different and more
specific. The deadline for our response is the same. 
 
"Please understand that I am not seeking help as an individual but only
wish to know the quantified criteria you use when deciding whether to take
court action...
1.what smallest size is required for the EHRC to take action against
sexual discrimination in social services
2. What minimal seriousness does it need to be, this is not easily
quantifiable however a comparison case would be illustrative
3. What is the minimal length of time it needs to last
4. what is the minimal prevalence necessary
In short I need to know the precise minimal quantified criteria which the
EHRC uses to decide to support a sexual discrimination case in social
services."
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. We aim to respond promptly and in any event no later than 20 working
days following the date of receipt of the request; a response should
therefore be with you no later than 16 April 2021. However please be
advised that this may not be possible, owing to the disruption caused
during this pandemic period. If for any reason we are not able to meet
this deadline, we will notify you and give you an indication of when we
will send you a full response.
 
If you have any queries please contact us using the details below.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]
 

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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Dear Greg,
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17 March 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
‎Information Governance team‏
Equality and Human Rights Commission
 
[EHRC request email]

Arndale House, The Arndale Centre
Manchester, M4 3AQ

[1]www.equalityhumanrights.com
 
[2]EHRC GB logo

 
 
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