Children removed police protection order 7th December 2012

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Dear Kent Safeguarding Children Board,

Under the FOI Act I require the amount of children defined by sex and ages taken by Kent Police using a Police Protection Order on 7th December 2012 to place the children with Kent County Council Children Services.

1. How many of these children were taken into care without Kent County Council obtaining an Emergency Protection Order.

2. How many of these children were taken into care using a Police Protection Order.

3. How many of these children were removed using a Police
Protection Order on the 7th December 2012 had either of the
following Public Servants present:
Child Protection Officer DC Fleur Hardie 10063
PC Paul Walker
and confirm that all officers have been CRB checked.

4. 'Child Act 1989' police protection powers states 7. The child is considered to be in police protection when these powers have been exercised by the police. This is not an order granted by a court so therefore should not be referred to as a police protection order.
What is name of the Custody Officer on duty on the 7th December 2012 at Gravesend Police Station.
Who was the Initiating Officer and the Designated Officer on duty on the 7th December 2012.

5. How many families initiated criminal charges against Kent Police Officers on the 8th December 2012 after having their children removed on the 7th December 2012..

6. On how many occasions including the 8th December 2012 has
Inspector Innes 8556 refused to file criminal charges against individual police officers and refused to issue a crime number.

7. On how many occasions including the 8th December 2012 has
Inspector Innes 8556 refused to file a criminal charge of:
Unlawful Trespass,
Unlawful Search,
Unlawful Kidnap,
Unlawful Arrest
and instead referred to it as a police complaint

Yours faithfully,

Barry

Kent Safeguarding Children Board

Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your email below. Because you have requested information
falling under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) your
request has been forwarded to me to co-ordinate on behalf of the Council.
This is to comply with the procedures that the County Council has for
dealing with all FOIA requests.

 

Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the data
to you as soon as possible but no later than 10 January 2013 (20 working
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the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/12/1621 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Miss Ellis Bryant
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 694261, Internal: 7000 4261, Fax: 01622 696075
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Kent Safeguarding Children Board

Dear Sir
 
Thank you for your request for information. Kent County Council's response
is as follows:
 

With regards to Question 1 and 2: Ten children came into the Care of Kent
County Council on the 7th December 2012.  Any further breakdown of this
information, e.g. by Legal Order, Gender or Age could potentially identify
the individuals involved (because the figures may be less than five) and
would therefore constitute a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Therefore, this information is exempt from disclosure under section 40 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the grounds that it is personal
information. 

 

With regards to Questions 3-7: KCC does not hold this information. We
suggest that you contact the Police directly for this information. I have
provided a link below to assist you with this:

 

[1]http://content.met.police.uk/Article/Fre...

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/12/1621.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website
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Kind Regards
 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
[4]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...
 
 From: Barry [[5]mailto:[FOI #141636 email]]
Sent: 09 December 2012 16:30
To: KSCB - FSC
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Children removed police
protection order 7th December 2012

     Dear Kent Safeguarding Children Board,
    
     Under the FOI Act I require the amount of children defined by sex
     and ages taken by Kent Police using a Police Protection Order on
     7th December 2012 to place the children with Kent County Council
     Children Services.
    
     1. How many of these children were taken into care without Kent
     County Council obtaining an Emergency Protection Order.
    
     2. How many of these children were taken into care using a Police
     Protection Order.
    
     3. How many of these children were removed using a Police
     Protection Order on the 7th December 2012 had either of the
     following Public Servants present:
     Child Protection Officer DC Fleur Hardie 10063
     PC Paul Walker
     and confirm that all officers have been CRB checked.
    
     4. 'Child Act 1989' police protection powers states 7. The child is
     considered to be in police protection when these powers have been
     exercised by the police. This is not an order granted by a court so
     therefore should not be referred to as a police protection order.
     What is name of the Custody Officer on duty on the 7th December
     2012 at Gravesend Police Station.
     Who was the Initiating Officer and the Designated Officer on duty
     on the 7th December 2012.
    
     5. How many families initiated criminal charges against Kent Police
     Officers on the 8th December 2012 after having their children
     removed on the 7th December 2012..
    
     6. On how many occasions including the 8th December 2012 has
     Inspector Innes 8556 refused to file criminal charges against
     individual police officers and refused to issue a crime number.
    
     7. On how many occasions including the 8th December 2012 has
     Inspector Innes 8556 refused to file a criminal charge of:
     Unlawful Trespass,
     Unlawful Search,
     Unlawful Kidnap,
     Unlawful Arrest
     and instead referred to it as a police complaint
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Barry
    
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