Appropriate Adults

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,
I understand that you may provide a service of the provision of Appropriate Adults to Juveniles and Vulnerable Adults whilst they are in Police Custody.
I am interested in ensuring that the rights of the Juveniles and Vulnerable Adults for whom you are responsible are adhered to regarding the GDPR and the DPA.

Please can you provide the following information.

1) Please can you state who carries out the role of Appropriate Adults on your behalf.
2) Copies of any procedures which apply to your Appropriate Adults and to which they must adhere.
3) Template copies of any forms which are completed by Appropriate Adults on your behalf.
4) Details of the parts of your organisation, or of external parties, with whom data provided by Appropriate Adults whilst fulfilling their role in Custody is shared.

Yours faithfully,

Cynthia Potter

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Ms Potter

 

Your request for information ref: SOT-100126

 

Thank you for your request for information about the local authority's use
of appropriate adults. Your request was received by the Information Rights
Team on 04 January 2021.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the
appropriate Information Rights legislation.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

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Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare
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Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [6]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
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Dear Ms Potter

 

Your request for information ref. SOT-100126

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below and attached.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
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1)Please can you state who carries out the role of Appropriate Adults on
your behalf.

Response: The role of appropriate adult is completed by Stoke on Trent
Youth Offending Service during the hours of 8:30 am – 8pm and by Stoke on
Trent Emergency Duty Team between the hours of 8pm and 8:30 am. Both these
teams are part of Stoke on Trent Council Children’s Services.

 

2)Copies of any procedures which apply to your Appropriate Adults and to
which they must adhere.

Response: Please see attached the guidance on the AA role attached.

 

3)Template copies of any forms which are completed by Appropriate Adults
on your behalf.

Response: Please see attached form.

 

4)Details of the parts of your organisation, or of external parties, with
whom data provided by Appropriate Adults whilst fulfilling their role in
Custody  is shared.

Response: The data is not shared with external parties. The attached forms
are kept within Children’s Services/ YOS records.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: The Information Rights Manager, Information Rights
Team, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
ST4 1HH, or email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Before doing this, please
see the following link for guidance from the Information Commissioner
relating to how to use your information rights responsibly and
effectively, to enable you to gain the best outcome from the process -
[2]http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public.

 

Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you
have already used our internal review procedure. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123
1113 or you can visit their website at
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [4]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

Request

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I understand that you may provide a service of the provision of
Appropriate Adults to Juveniles and Vulnerable Adults whilst they are in
Police Custody.

I am interested in ensuring that the rights of the Juveniles and
Vulnerable Adults for whom you are responsible are adhered to regarding
the GDPR and the DPA.

 

Please can you provide the following information.

 

1)Please can you state who carries out the role of Appropriate Adults on
your behalf.

2)Copies of any procedures which apply to your Appropriate Adults and to
which they must adhere.

3)Template copies of any forms which are completed by Appropriate Adults
on your behalf.

4)Details of the parts of your organisation, or of external parties, with
whom data provided by Appropriate Adults whilst fulfilling their role in
Custody  is shared.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Cynthia Potter

 

 

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Fostering Friendly employer. Being a
foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare
time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life. Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council
offers a rewarding career with comprehensive training and guidance. Click
here for more information. For more information about becoming a Fostering
Friendly employer please click here.

link for the first Click here  -
[6]https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...

link for the second click here -
[7]https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [8]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [9]App Store and on
[10]Google Play

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2. https://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
7. https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...
8. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
9. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
10. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...