Child abuse offences by Humberside Police

Cathy Fox made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police

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Dear Humberside Police,

Please could you supply the information as to how many Humberside Police and staff have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences between the years 2000 to the present.

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

Waller, Paul 8065, Humberside Police

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02 October, 2013

Dear Ms. Fox,

Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on 30 September, 2013, in which you requested details of the following:

Request for information regarding Police & Staff with this force convicted of child and sexual offences

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Humberside Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

We anticipate being able to provide you with the information that you have requested on or before 28 October, 2013.

Should you need to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the unit.

Yours faithfully,

James Green,
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578006
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Green, James 8935,

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18 October, 2013

Dear Ms. Fox,

Thank you for your request for information dated 30 September, 2013 concerning Request for information regarding Police & Staff with this force convicted of child and sexual offences.

This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has been considered and a relevant response has been attached.

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578006
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Dear James Green 8935,

Thank you for your response. May I just ask as follow up
Could you state whether each is staff or police officer
Please could you give the dates of the offences
Please could you give the dates of conviction for the 4 individuals
Please could you give the dates they resigned or were sacked and the actual dates that they left.
Please could you give any internal disciplinary measures the police took with regard to these individuals.
Please give the exact offences committed.
Please could you give the rank when they left the police
Please could you confirm that they are receiving their full pension entitlement
Please could you state what offences come under the heading child and sexual offences?
Could you just explain what you meant about not comparing the figures with any other force?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Green, James 8935,

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05 November, 2013

Dear Ms. Fox,

Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on 21 October, 2013, in which you requested details of the following:

Further information regarding F-2013-1551

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Humberside Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

We anticipate being able to provide you with the information that you have requested on or before 18 November, 2013.

Should you need to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the unit.

Yours sincerely,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578006
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Green, James 8935, Humberside Police

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06 November, 2013

Dear Ms. Fox,

Thank you for your request for information dated 21 October, 2013 concerning Further information regarding F-2013-1551.

This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has been considered and a relevant response has been attached.

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578006
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Dear James 8935,
F-2013-1551.
Thank you for your response and the information given.

This is asking for assistance under s16, this is not a request for an internal review.

1 To use section 21 exemption means you have to have the information. Therefore is the force, under full liability stating that all in the newspaper reports are true as regards the questions I asked?
2 Which information do you hold?
3 There appear some parts of the questions unanswered eg what offences come under child and sexual offences?
Exact offences committed, exact dates of conviction, resignation etc etc
4 Is A PCSO counted as police or support?

Please can I have a full answer to all my questions and clear indication of the exemptions and the reasons

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Green, James 8935,

Dear Ms Fox.

No s21 does not mean we have to hold all the information to apply the exemption, only that we know it is held somewhere else i.e. information in the public domain on our website etc and we can direct the applicant to it. As pointed out we do not hold all the information but some was reasonably accessible (press articles covering the court proceedings) in the public domain. You will see this also shows who the officers/staff where. The news articles adequately covered some of the information sought.

However I will address your points below:

1). As explained above.
2). As illustrated on my previous response - F-2013-1733
3). The link below explains what are sexual offences

http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/fact_sheets/s...

PCSO : Date of offence: No information held, Conviction date: 15.06.12 Resigned 29.01.12
Police Staff Member: Date of offence: 01.12.2008, Conviction date: as previously explained we do not hold the conviction date Resigned 17.02.13
Police Constable: Date of offence: only hold records showing 2004/2005 Conviction date 02.5.2008 Resignation date 6.6.2008

Police note our Professional Standards department does not always record the conviction date as in most cases the me member of staff resigns prior to any pending court proceedings.

4). A PCSO is classed as civilian employee.

I trust this now concludes your request on this subject area. Any further information sought in relation to this area will not be answered for 60 days as it would be classed as a repeat request.

Regards,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
Information Compliance Section

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

* Humberside Police HQ, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF
( Phone: 01482 578006 (ext 6006)
: E-mail: [email address]
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Dear Humberside Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Humberside Police's handling of my FOI request 'Child abuse offences by Humberside Police'.

1. James Green stated this:
"I trust this now concludes your request on this subject area. Any further information sought in relation to this area will not be answered for 60 days as it would be classed as a repeat request."

Under what section of the law or guidance does this statement derive?
Further it comes across to be a threat to warn off any further correspondence on this subject no matter what it may be, and legitimate questions were being asked. It is not believed that this statement as written is correct in law.

2.Under ICO guidance Information reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means (Section 21) it states Section 9- "It is important to emphasise that a public authoirty must know that it holds the information in order to be able to apply the section 21 exemption."

James would therefore appear incorrect in his statement
"No s21 does not mean we have to hold all the information to apply the exemption, only that we know it is held somewhere else i.e. information in the public domain on our website etc and we can direct the applicant to it. As pointed out we do not hold all the information but some was reasonably accessible (press articles covering the court proceedings) in the public domain. You will see this also shows who the officers/staff where. The news articles adequately covered some of the information sought."

Please could my questions be answered correctly in my previous email - these were

1 To use section 21 exemption means you have to have the information. Therefore is the force, under full liability stating that all in the newspaper reports are true as regards the questions I asked?
2 Which information do you hold?
3 There appear some parts of the questions unanswered eg what offences come under child and sexual offences?
Exact offences committed, exact dates of conviction, resignation etc etc
4 Is A PCSO counted as police or support?

Please can I have a full answer to all my questions and clear indication of the exemptions and the reasons.
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If I am directed to a newspaper, which is sometimes useful, then I need to know which parts you are saying I may take as correct from a Police standpoint. I am sure you understand.

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

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

Green, James 8935,

Dear Ms Fox,

Your request for internal review is hereby acknowledged. Your request for internal review has been passed to a senior colleague and you will receive a response on or before the 20th December 2013.

Regards,

James Green
Information Compliance Officer
Information Compliance Section

Data Protection & Freedom of Information

* Humberside Police HQ, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF
( Phone: 01482 578006 (ext 6006)
: E-mail: [email address]
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Clement, Angela 8587,

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10 December, 2013

Dear Ms. Fox,

Please find attached response to your internal review.

If you have any further queries in relation to this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss A. Clement
Senior Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578055
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Dear Miss Clement, 8587,

Thank you for helpful response. I shall study it and reply further if needed

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Clement, Angela 8587,

I am away from the office until Friday 13th December 2013 . If your query is urgent please contact a colleague on Ext 6006/30. Thank you. Angie
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