Children and Social Work Bill plans

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Hampshire County Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Hampshire County Council,

According to the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families here https://twitter.com/IsabelleTrowler/stat... you have detailed plans of how you would work differently if clauses 29-33 of the Children and Social Work Bill became law and allowed you to do so. Please disclose your detailed plans.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Norman

Children's Services Freedom of Information requests, Hampshire County Council

Dear Mr Norman,

 

Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Hampshire County Council on 4 October 2016. You requested:

 

·         According to the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families
here [1]https://twitter.com/IsabelleTrowler/stat... you
have detailed plans of how you would work differently if clauses 29-33 of
the Children and Social Work Bill became law and allowed you to do so.
Please disclose your detailed plans.

 

The Children's Services Department will provide a response by  1 November
2016 (20 working days).

Please remember to quote the reference number above (11362 Norman) in any
future communications.

Regards

FoI Co-ordinator

Children's Services Department
Email:  [2][email address]

 

If you have a Freedom of Information request please redirect to the
following email address - [3][email address
Any statutory timeframe will not commence until the request is received at
this address.

 

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Dear Children's Services Freedom of Information requests,

A reminder of the law on replying promptly, as per the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

"21. The obligation to respond promptly means that an authority should comply with a request as soon as is reasonably practicable.

22. Whilst this is linked to the obligation to respond within 20 working days, it should be treated as a separate requirement.

23. An authority will therefore need to both respond promptly and within 20 working days in order to comply with section 10(1).

24. Authorities should regard the 20 working day limit as a ‘long stop’, in other words the latest possible date on which they may issue a response.

25. It also follows that an authority which provides its response close to, or on, the final day of the 20 working day limit ought to be able to both account for, and justify, the length of time taken to comply with the request."

You will be very aware that this is an issue of current significance. If you intend to delay until close to, or on the final day, I additionally require you to account for and justify the length of time taken.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Norman

Dear Children's Services Freedom of Information requests,

You have said on 4th October,

"The Children's Services Department will provide a response by 1 November 2016 (20 working days)."

You have not done so. Please explain the unlawful delay, and let me know when I may expect a response.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Norman

Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

They don't actually have any plans?

Children's Services Freedom of Information requests, Hampshire County Council

Dear Mr Norman

I am very sorry for the ongoing delay in responding to your Freedom of Information request. This is because there is a large amount of information to be considered.

Please be assured that we are working to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Kind regards.

FoI Co-ordinator
Children's Services Department
Email: [email address]

If you have a Freedom of Information request please redirect to the following email address - [email address]
Any statutory timeframe will not commence until the request is received at this address.

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Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

Not finding this is taking a long time

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