Asbestos in Barking and Dagenham Schools

Lucie Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

This is a Freedom of Information request for the following information. Please provide me with;

1. The names of the schools in your borough that contain asbestos.
2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit or inspection of each of these schools Asbestos Management Plans.
3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these schools between 2011 and 2016.
4. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a Barking and Dagenham school.
5. The number of these claims that have been settled.
6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.
Please send me an email to confirm receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2050833

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 30 August
2016.

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 26 September 2016.
  
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all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
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Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Information request
Our reference: 2050833

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Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the information requested is held by The London Borough
Of Barking & Dagenham. I have detailed below the information that is being
released to you. 

 1. The names of the schools in your borough that contain asbestos. 
 2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit or inspection of
each of these schools Asbestos Management Plans.

Please see attached spreadsheet.

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these
schools between 2011 and 2016. 

A total of 3 possible exposure incident reports from one school over the
time period.

A total of 1 possible exposure incident to a contractor at another school
site. This was an unauthorised access incident over the time period.

4. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include
teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) that have
pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a Barking and
Dagenham school. 

1

5. The number of these claims that have been settled. 

0

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility). 

NIL

Please quote the reference number 2050833 in any future communications?.

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If you are still dissatisfied with the Council’s response after the
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at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

I will now close your request as of this date.

 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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