Commissioning of services for Children’s Services

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Dear Wiltshire 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, Wiltshire Council

Dear C Leach,

Thank you for your request for information dated 02.09.2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 30.09.2019.

Many thanks
Jenny

Jenny Dando
Senior Information Governance Officer
Traded Services & Training Cultural Change

Freedom of Information
Information Governance Team
Corporate Services and Digital
Wiltshire Council
County Hall | Trowbridge | Wiltshire | BA14 8JN

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Dear C Leach,

Freedom of Information Request – Commissioning of services for Children’s Services

Thank you for your request for information dated 02 September 2019, in which you asked for the following information:

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.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act') The Council is obliged to:

• Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested
• Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any exemptions under the Act which may apply).

I can confirm that Wiltshire Council holds the information you have requested. The information you requested is as follows, is attached to this email or can be accessed via the provided web links in accordance with Section 21 of the Act - Information accessible to applicant by other means.

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.

See attached - All can be contacted on 0300 0456 0100

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

Emma Knight

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

All invoices are published on the Wiltshire Council’s website under the page, open date. Please click on the link: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/open-data-pa...
All Children’s contracts are published on the Wiltshire Council’s website please click on the link: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/corporate-pr...

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

Cllr Pauline Church (details https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/mgUserInfo....) is our Cabinet member responsible for Children, Education and Skills, which would include involvement commissioning decisions. However, some decisions require a decision of the full cabinet, of which the details are here https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/mgCommittee...

Councillor’s portfolios are published on the Wiltshire Council’s Website: Please click on the link: https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/mgMemberInd...
See attached - All can be contacted on 0300 0456 0100

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Yours sincerely

Kyle McCormack

Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

Freedom of Information Complaints & Review Procedure

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