Colin Tucker, the director of Birmingham's children's social care

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Barbara Richards

Dear Birmingham City Council,

Please can you provide me with some information about Colin Tucker, the director of Birmingham's children's social care department? I would like to see his previous work record and qualifications before he took this post, plus any other information which might be relevant.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Richards

Birmingham City Council

Dear Barbara

Thank you for your request for information held by the Council under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which was received on
14-01-11.

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Yours sincerely
Steve Cullen
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Tel: 0121 464 4591
Email: [email address]

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Birmingham City Council

Dear Barbara

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Please can you provide me with some information about Colin Tucker, the
director of Birmingham's children's social care department? I would like
to see his previous work record and qualifications before he took this
post, plus any other information which might be relevant.

Please find herewith the following:

We are unable to provide the information you request as it is personal
information relating to living individual and, as such, is exempt from
disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. All we can
say is that when Colin was appointed he satisfied the requirements for the
post through a comprehensive recruitment process.

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council***s
decision you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745 Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,
Steve Cullen
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Tel: 0121 464 4591
Email: [email address]

Re-use of Public Sector Information
The information provided is subject to Birmingham City Council copyright,
however, it may be re-used for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes without further reference to the City Council. If the re-use is
for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, you should notify the City
Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms for re-use. Where
Birmingham City Council does not hold the copyright, it has indicated the
copyright holder. Permission for re-use should be sought from them
directly.

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Barbara Richards

Dear Birmingham City Council,

I asked to see proof that the director of Birmingham's children's social care department had appropriate qualifications and work experience to qualify him in this crucially important public servant post. I have not asked for any information about this man's personal life, just information about his qualifications and work record. I have a right to this information.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Richards

Barbara Richards left an annotation ()

I asked to see proof that the director of Birmingham's children's
social care department had appropriate qualifications and work
experience to qualify him in this crucially important public
servant post. I have not asked for any information about this man's
personal life, just information about his qualifications and work
record. I have a right to this information.

Barbara Richards

Dear Birmingham City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Birmingham City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Colin Tucker, the director of Birmingham's children's social care'.

I asked to see proof that the director of Birmingham's children's social care department had appropriate qualifications and work experience to qualify him in this crucially important public
servant post. I have not asked for any information about this man's personal life, just information about his qualifications and work record. I have a right to this information.

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

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Richards

Birmingham City Council

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Richards

Please see the attached for your request for an internal review.

(See attached file: Appeal Letter Barbara Richards FOI 4990.doc)

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Governance Team

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Birmingham City Council

2 Attachments

Dear Ms Richards

Please see the response to your internal appeal attached.

(See attached file: Appeal Decision Letter.doc)(See attached file: Colin
Tucker Qualifications and Work Experience.doc)

regards

Corporate Information Governance Team

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Philip J Measures left an annotation ()

I do not believe that Colin Tucker 'operated successfully' at all as Director for Children's Social Care in Sandwell - he left the Authority in an awful mess as OFSTED Reports clearly indicate.

Barbara Richards

Dear Birmingham City Council,

On 14 January 2011 I asked for information about the credentials of Colin Tucker, the director of Birmingham's children's social care department.

I would like to know if Birmingham City Council was aware of Mr Tucker's involvement with the Swiss charity Terre Des Hommes-Lausanne (TdH), which translates into English as "Land of Men". I would also like to know if Birmingham City Council were aware of the legal case against Jill Campbell and that charity in which Mrs Campbell was threatened with imprisonment for defamation after whistleblowing on child abuse involving a British sex offender who was working for TdH?

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Richards

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