Are Service Users or the general public allowed to audio-visually record meeting and calls with your staff? If so, do they require permission or are they permitted to do so covertly? FOI Request.

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John Jones Researcher

Dear Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board,
Are Service Users or the general public allowed to audio-visually record meeting and calls with your staff? If so, do they require permission or are they permitted to do so covertly?

Freedom of Information Act 2000

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1) Are Service Users or the general public allowed to audio-visually record meeting and calls with your staff? If so, do they require permission or are they permitted to do so covertly?

2) Do you have any guidance or policy for the public or service users to record calls when they speak to your staff

3) What is your organisations protocol on service users recording calls when they speak to your staff or call centres? Please provide a copy of your policy, procedure and guideline notes on this issue.

4) Do you Inform Users they can record. If the answer is no what is the reason for this please if so do send me a copy.

5) Are service users made aware of their right to record the encounter, if they choose to do so? Is this reflected in you policy document on the matter?

6) Does your organisation have an “Unacceptable Behaviour” policy? If so, please can you provide me with a copy? Regarding court staff the public or the court itself.

7) If such a policy contains points of objectionable behaviour such as telephones calls being recorded by the caller due to them being not necessary or unwanted or needed, and furthermore the staff members may feel threatened or apprehensive, are you aware that denying users the right to record calls goes against the current UK laws.

8) Are your policies and procedures compliant with the public right to audio-visually record encounters with your staff, without their consent? If not, will you provide appropriate training for your staff so they are fully informed of the Public right to record?

9) What is our organisations current charging policy for Freedom of Information requests (FOI) or Subject Access Requests (SAR)? If charges are applied are concessions available for those on low income or students?

10) What is your organisations complaints policy? Please can you forward me a copy? Does your complaints procedure permit service users evidence such as covert call recordings to form part of the investigation?

The Public need to record all calls too many lies now its time for honesty.
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Yours faithfully,

John Jones Researcher

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Dear Mr Jones

Thank you for your email dated 16th October 2018 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.

We are processing your request and will respond to you shortly. In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at [Abertawe Bro Morgannwg LHB request email]

Kind regards

Michelle Sutton
Cydlynydd Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
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FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Dear Mr Jones,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

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