Supporting gender reassignment recognition for pupils. dressing behaving or living according to identified gender

[name removed] made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to East Lothian Council as part of a batch sent to 32 authorities This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan East Lothian Council o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear East Lothian Council,

Per FOISA, please supply me with information contained within your records as follows:

1 Per School, please provide the number of pupils that have received gender reassignment recognition. that the school have supported and that he or she starts or continues to dress, behave or live (full-time or part-time) according to the gender with which he or she identifies as a person;

a) Please break the numbers down per school for male pupils identifying as female?

b) Please break the numbers down per school for female pupils identifying as males?

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

[name removed]

Freedom of Information, East Lothian Council

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East Lothian Council

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Haddington

EH41 3HA

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Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

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Dear East Lothian Council,

Please note I do not now require a break down of numbers per school, as I appreciate that the numbers we talking about here are minimal and may identify an individual.

To assist I require the data from academic year 2019/20 to date broken down AY on AY.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

Freedom of Information, East Lothian Council

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Internal Reviews 20 working days

Customer Feedback and FOI Team

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[2]here.

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [3]here.

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [4]website.

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Our Ref:  2022/ELF5307

Dear [name removed],

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

Further to your enquiry of 8 November and clarification of 28 November, on
behalf of East Lothian Council I am now able to provide our response;
please refer to the PDF attachment.

Under the terms of this legislation, if you are unhappy with the way your
request has been handled, you are entitled to request that we undertake an
internal review.  Please note, however, that both the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004 only relate to the release of information. 
The Scottish Information Commissioner publishes the following guidance
about internal reviews:

You can ask the authority to review its decision if it does not respond or
you are unhappy with the way it has dealt with your request, for example
by:

·                  refusing to give you the information

·                  failing to reply to you within the time limit allowed

·                  claiming the information is exempt

·                  failing to give you advice about, and help with, making
your request

·                  asking you to pay a fee that you feel is unreasonable

For example, if you are unhappy because you do not believe the information
you have received is accurate, an internal review would not apply.  Should
this be the case, however, please let me know and I will try to resolve
this.  If I am unable to help, I will be happy to put you in touch with
someone who can.

We must receive a request to review within 40 working days of the date of
this notice.  A request to review our decision must be in writing (e-mail
is acceptable) or another permanent format.  When writing, you should
include your reasons as to why you are unhappy with our response and why
you wish it to be reviewed.  Your reasons for dissatisfaction must relate
to your information request of 28 November only and should be addressed
to:

Customer Feedback and FOI Team

People and Governance

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

We will have a maximum of 20 working days from the date we receive your
request in order to complete our review and give you our decision.  In
order to ensure an impartial approach, an independent senior officer will
be appointed to carry out the review.

If you are still not satisfied with our decision following the review
process, then you may ask the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) to investigate the matter.  You must appeal to
the Commissioner within six months of receiving the review decision.  You
may submit your appeal online via OSIC’s website, a link to the online
appeal service is provided for your convenience: 
[2]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

Alternatively, you may contact OSIC at:

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

Telephone:  01334 464610

Fax:  01334 464611

E-mail:  [3][email address]

If you remain dissatisfied following the Commissioner’s decision, you may
be able to appeal to the Court of Session.   You should, however, obtain
legal advice before deciding on this course of action.  This is because an
appeal may only be made on a point of law, not because you disagree with
the Commissioner’s view of the case. 

Yours sincerely

Kathleen Gunn

Freedom of Information Team

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [4][East Lothian Council request email]

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[5]here.

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [6]here.

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [7]website.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear East Lothian Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of East Lothian Council's handling of my FOI request 'Supporting gender reassignment recognition for pupils. dressing behaving or living according to identified gender'.

Please Re Check your records as you adhere to Scottish Government Guidelines

Please see another response for this request from South Ayrshire Council, just to ensure you don’t attempt a spurious exemption:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

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

Yours faithfully,
[name removed]
[name removed]

Freedom of Information, East Lothian Council

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This automated message is East Lothian Council’s acknowledgement that your
information request has been received and is receiving attention.  The
statutory timescales for responses are as follows:

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 20 working days
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 20 working days
Internal Reviews 20 working days

Customer Feedback and FOI Team

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[2]here.

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [3]here.

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [4]website.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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4. Link to SIC website
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/

Freedom of Information, East Lothian Council

Our Ref:  2022/ELF5309

Dear  Ms Gallaghar,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

Thank you for your email of 7 December.

East Lothian Council will be happy to carry out a review of your
information request of 8 November.  We will, however, require more
information as to what aspect of the response you would like reviewed.  To
help you focus your review request, may I draw your attention to the
Scottish Information Commissioner’s guidance on how to request a review:

[1]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

I look forward to hearing from you in due course but if you require any
further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely

Kathleen Gunn

Freedom of Information Team

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [2][East Lothian Council request email]

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[3]here.

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [4]here.

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [5]website.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir