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Dear Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner,

I would be very grateful if you could respond to the following:

1. Please provide the latest service agreement applicable to arrangements for appropriate adults in your area. If not included within it please provide details of cost.

2. Broken down by local authority please provide copies of the last 12 months data specified within the service agreement with regard to data collection, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.

Responses to the above should entail minimum cost.

3. Qualifications and profile
3.1. How many appropriate adults deliver services in your local
authority area? What proportion have:
i. formal qualifications in social work;
ii. other accepted professional criminal justice qualifications for
YOT purposes;
iii. non-criminal justice qualifications suitable for YOT purposes;
iv. other Degree;
v. GCSE only, without qualifications?
3.2. What proportion of these appropriate adults:
i.have served as police officers (including special forces such as
the Military police)
ii. have worked previously in the legal profession (barrister,
solicitor, accredited police station representative but not other
para-legals
iii. iii. have worked or currently work in a professional capacity
as a social worker, teacher, nurse, psychologist.
iv. were recruited with no qualifications higher the GCSE?
3.3. What proportion broken down by gender are:
aged no older than 25;
25 – 40;
40 – 55;
over 55?
3.4. What proportion of your appropriate adults have:
English;
Indian languages;
Pakistani/Bangladeshi languages;
Arabic or its dialects ;
other African languages;
Polish;
other European languages;
as their mother tongue (first language spoken at home)?
3.5. On how many occasions during the last 12 month period for
which information is avaialble was the first language of the child
not English and different to that of the appropriate adult?
3.6.On how many occasions in such circumstances was a professional
interpreter (as envisaged in the National Agreement on Arrangements
for the use of Interpreters, Translators and Language Service
Professionals in Investigations and Proceedings within the Criminal
Justice System ) present? (this question is asked because of the
fact that in a number of areas English is the minority first
language of some local authorities and may become so nationally by
2050).
3.7 On how many occasions in such circumstances was some other
person present to translate between parties to a PACE interview?
3.8. On how many occasions was the first language of the
appropriate adult different to that of the detained child?

I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Bell

GMPCC Info, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

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Battersby, Nigel, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Bell

I refer to your request for information from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester received by email on the 8 July 2014. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I reply to your numbered questions as follows:

1. Please provide the latest service agreement applicable to arrangements for appropriate adults in your area. If not included within it please provide details of cost.

A copy of the current Service Level Agreement with the partner agencies is attached. The costs for the current
year have not yet been agreed with the partner agencies.

2. Broken down by local authority please provide copies of the last 12 months data specified within the service agreement with regard to data collection, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.

Quality assurance is gained from feedback from the AA3 monitoring form that is given out by the Appropriate Adult to
the police. The feedback is good.

Responses to the above should entail minimum cost.

3. Qualifications and profile
3.1. How many appropriate adults deliver services in your local authority area?
35
What proportion have:
i. formal qualifications in social work;
One Appropriate Adult is known to have formal qualifications in social work

ii. other accepted professional criminal justice qualifications for YOT purposes;
This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

iii. non-criminal justice qualifications suitable for YOT purposes;
This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

iv. other Degree;
Four Appropriate Adults are known to have Degrees.

v. GCSE only, without qualifications?
This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

3.2. What proportion of these appropriate adults:
i. have served as police officers (including special forces such as the Military police)

None.

ii. have worked previously in the legal profession (barrister, solicitor, accredited police station representative but not other para-legals

None

iii. have worked or currently work in a professional capacity as a social worker, teacher, nurse, psychologist.

Nine Appropriate Adults are known to have worked in a professional capacity as a social worker (1),
Teacher (5), Nurse (3).
iv. were recruited with no qualifications higher the GCSE?
This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

3.3. What proportion broken down by gender are:
aged no older than 25;

Female: One; Male: None

25 – 40;

Female: Three; Male: One

40 – 55;

Female: Eight; Male: Four

over 55?

Female: Fifteen; Male: Three

3.4. What proportion of your appropriate adults have:
English;

100%

Indian languages;
Pakistani/Bangladeshi languages;
Arabic or its dialects ;
other African languages;
Polish;
other European languages;
as their mother tongue (first language spoken at home)?

The above information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held

3.5. On how many occasions during the last 12 month period for which information is available was the first language of the child not English and different to that of the appropriate adult?

This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

3.6.On how many occasions in such circumstances was a professional interpreter (as envisaged in the National Agreement on Arrangements for the use of Interpreters, Translators and Language Service Professionals in Investigations and Proceedings within the Criminal Justice System ) present? (this question is asked because of the fact that in a number of areas English is the minority first language of some local authorities and may become so nationally by 2050).

This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

3.7 On how many occasions in such circumstances was some other person present to translate between parties to a PACE interview?

This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

3.8. On how many occasions was the first language of the appropriate adult different to that of the detained child?

This information has not been recorded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is not held.

With further reference to the replies to questions 3.5 to 3.8 above, Greater Manchester Police may hold the information you are seeking. If you have not already done so you may wish to write to the Information Compliance and Records Management Unit, Information Services Branch, Greater Manchester Police, Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2NS or by email to: [email address] or telephone them on
0161 856 2529/0161 856 2668 for further information.

If you are unhappy with the way the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester has handled your request for information, you can request a review by writing to:
Mr Steve Mycio, Interim Chief Executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Civic Centre Complex, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60
or 01625 54 57 45
Website: www.ico.gov.uk
There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

Nigel J Battersby
Solicitor
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester Civic Centre Complex Chorley Road Swinton Salford
M27 5DA
 
Telephone: 0161 793 3040
Email: [email address]
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Dear Battersby, Nigel,

Please could you advise as to cost/fees currently being paid? Obviously one cannot anticipate the outcome of current negotiations.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Bell

Battersby, Nigel, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Mr Bell

Further to your email sent on the 17 July requesting details of the costs/fees currently being paid, I am able to advise you that the costs of providing the scheme have been estimated at £121,340.00 for the current year 2014/2015.

I trust that this is of assistance

Yours sincerely

Nigel J Battersby

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