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Commissioning of services for Children’s Services

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and job titles of all senior management and strategic heads of departments, budget holders for training, and development across Children’s Services, along with contact numbers and email addresses.

Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior management team.
Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with Children’s Services, including preferred outsources.

Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers, and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care, Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who sit on any children-related committees.

Yours faithfully,

C Leach

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/ Madam

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information; this request has been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As such, your request may take up to 20 working days to be processed and has been passed on to an appropriate officer.

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with the provisions of that Act.

Should you have any queries, please contact: [Oldham Council request email]

Yours faithfully,

Information Manager

Information Management Team
Civic Centre
Oldham

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Beckie Wylie Rothwell, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear C Leach

 

Please see response below to your FOI request …

 

Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for
Children’s Services and Early Years teams – please see attached.

 

Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with
Children’s Services, including preferred outsources.

Fostering Residential Semi-Independent
Action for Children Meadows Care Laska Care
By The Bridge Cambian Childcare 123 Supported Accommodation
Capstone Foster Care Lifetime Opportunities Moving Forward
Caritas DOS Pebbles Care Independent Together
Compass Foster Care ROC NW ISW Care
Excel Fostering Hillcrest Hillgate Health
Foster Care Associates Pathfinders  
Foster Care
Co-Operative Halliwell Homes  
Foster Cares Exceptional Care  
Fostering People Horizon Care  
Fostering Solutions Birtenshaw  
National Fostering Bryn Melyn
Agency  
Olive Branch Fostering Together Trust  
Parallel Parents Aston Childcare  
Rainbow Fostering Branas Isaf  
Safehouses North Fairfield Residential  
TACT Stafford Hall School  
Three Circles    
UK Fostering    
     

 

 

Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers, and
email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of
services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care,
Fostering, and Youth Offending including any Councillors who sit on any
children-related committees

Helen Kostyk – Placements Co-ordinator is responsible for commissioning
the above services: [1][email address] / 0161 770 8101

Details of committees that Councillors sit on can be found on the
following link: [2]https://committees.oldham.gov.uk/mgFindM...

 

Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior
management team.

I can confirm that the Council holds this information, however it is
exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act – exemption from
the duty to disclose information where it constitutes personal data, as
defined in the Data Protection Act.   

 

Section 40(2) of the Act provides an exemption when the requester is
asking for third party personal data – in this case personal data relating
to the public authority’s employees. Records that show that an individual
held a certain post, and therefore had certain responsibilities, is
personal data about that individual. The names of Council staff below
Senior Civil Service grade or their roles are not subject to public
scrutiny.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Mr P Entwistle

Borough Solicitor

OMBC, PO Box 33,

Civic Centre, West Street,

Oldham OL1 1UL

 

Email: [3][email address]

 

Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Office of the Information Commissioner:

 

Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

 

 

 

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