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Commissioning of services for Children’s Services

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Dear Plymouth City 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

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear C Leach

FOI Reference: 912761

Thank you for your request for information about children's services. Your request was received on 2 September 2019 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days, that is by 30 September 2019. Our response will be sent by email or hard copy depending on how you made your request and how the information is held. 

If we’re unable to gather the information you’ve asked for within the cost limit set by the government, which is 18 hours of staff time or £450, we will contact you to discuss how we can meet your information needs within this limit.

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

We also have information available on our website: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...

Please contact me if you’re not able to find the information you’re looking for.

For information about how Plymouth City Council will use the information you supply when making a request and the information rights you have please see our Privacy Notice:  Information Access – Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear C Leach

FOI Reference: 912761

Thank you for your request for information, which is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
To help us to identify the information you would like please could you clarify the following:

Q3.
• Do you require the names of all providers of commissioned services or particular types?
• Do you require the name of each provider contracted under wider framework agreements, for example for children’s homes?
• What is your definition of children’s services – children’s social care or the wider definition which would include education, participation and skills?
• Can you clarify what they mean by preferred outsources?

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days of receiving this information from you. Unfortunately we will be unable to progress your request without this.

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

We also have information available on our website: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...

Please contact me using the details below if you’re not able to find the information you’re looking for.

For information about how Plymouth City Council will use the information you supply when making a request and the information rights you have please see our Privacy Notice: Information Access – Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Finance
Plymouth City Council
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Finance
Plymouth City Council
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear C Leach

Just a courtesy reminder that we have sought clarification regarding your request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Finance
Plymouth City Council
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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Dear FOI People,

Please see my response in capitals

Q3.
• Do you require the names of all providers of commissioned services or particular types? - WE REQUIRE NAMES OF PROVIDERS WHO ARE COMMISSIONED FOR CHILDREN SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE IFA, CHILDREN HOMES RESIDENTIAL COMPANIES, SEMI INDEPENDENT, TAXI SERVICES, PRUS

• Do you require the name of each provider contracted under wider framework agreements, for example for children’s homes? YES

• What is your definition of children’s services – children’s social care or the wider definition which would include education, participation and skills? JUST CHILDREN SOCIAL CARE

• Can you clarify what they mean by preferred outsources? - TAXI COMPANIES, PRUS, IFA etc

Yours sincerely,

C Leach

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear C Leach

FOI Reference: 913342

Thank you for your request for information about commissioning. Your clarification was received on 19 September 2019being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days, that is by 17 October 2019. Our response will be sent by email or hard copy depending on how you made your request and how the information is held. 

If we’re unable to gather the information you’ve asked for within the cost limit set by the government, which is 18 hours of staff time or £450, we will contact you to discuss how we can meet your information needs within this limit.

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

We also have information available on our website: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...

Please contact me if you’re not able to find the information you’re looking for.

For information about how Plymouth City Council will use the information you supply when making a request and the information rights you have please see our Privacy Notice:  Information Access – Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear C Leach

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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