Commissioning of services for Children’s Services

Currently waiting for a response from Cambridgeshire County Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Cambridgeshire County 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, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear C Leach

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 1172194.

Thank you for your email. Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance by 2nd October 2019.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

Josephine Bailey
Information Management Analyst

Information Governance Team
Cambridgeshire County Council
Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Tel: 01223 699137

show quoted sections

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear C Leach

 

Freedom of Information Act request response – Ref 1172194.

 

Cambridgeshire County Council has now considered your request under the
Freedom of Information Act.  We can confirm that we do hold the
information requested by you. Please find our response as set out below. 

 

Request

 

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.

 

Our response

 

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.

 

Senior management structure charts for each service is available on the
council website here:
[1]https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/counci...

The senior structure of children’s services is available here:

[2]https://ccc-live.storage.googleapis.com/...

A more detailed list of Directors, Assistant Directors and Heads of
Service within Children’s services are publicly available in response to a
Freedom of Information request here:

[3]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

The contact number and email address of the executive Director for the
service is available below:

 

Wendi Ogle-Welbourn   

Executive Director          

0345 045 5200

[email address]

 

 

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

 

The senior structure of children’s services, including executive PA to
Director of People and Communities, is publicly available here:

[4]https://ccc-live.storage.googleapis.com/...

 

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

 

Our contracts register, containing details of our current care contracts
and suppliers, is publicly available here:
[5]https://www.lgss.co.uk/services/procurem...

 

In addition, all council spend over £500 including the names of suppliers
is publicly available here:

[6]https://data.cambridgeshireinsight.org.u...

 

 

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.

 

The senior structure of children’s services, including Commissioner for
Children’s Services, is available here:

[7]https://ccc-live.storage.googleapis.com/...

The contact number and email address of the Director for Commissioning for
Children’s Services is available below:

 

Will Patten

Service Director : Commissioning

[8]01223 727993

[email address]

 

The contact details of all our councillors is publicly available here:
[9]https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/counci...

 

The list of which councillors sit on which committees, such as the
Children and Young People committee, is publicly available here:

[10]https://ccc-live.storage.googleapis.com/...

 

 

Although all requests for the names and details of staff include personal
information, the personal information of senior staff such as Directors or
Heads of Service are published due to the seniority and public nature of
the role which includes responsibility for shaping services and spending
public money. However, we consider this does not apply to staff below the
seniority of Head of Service and therefore this information is withheld
under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it
constitutes personally identifiable information.

 

Personal data and information relating to an identifiable living
individual is defined in Part 1, Section 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018
as:

 

(2)“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or
identifiable living individual (subject to subsection (14)(c)).

(3)“Identifiable living individual” means a living individual who can be
identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to—

(a)an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data
or an online identifier, or

(b)one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic,
mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the individual.

 

Having decided the data withheld constitutes information which could
identify an individual, we need to consider whether disclosure of this
information would contravene any of the data protection principles.

The principles relating to processing of personal data at Chapter 2, 
Article 5, 1(a) of the General Data Protection Regulations state:

 

“Personal data shall be: (a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a
transparent manner in relation to the data subject (‘lawfulness, fairness
and transparency’).”

 

This information is not already in the public domain, the data subjects
have not consented to this information being disclosed and would have a
reasonable expectation that this information would not be disclosed to the
wider public. Any disclosure would be unfair and in breach of this
principle. This is an absolute exemption and there is no requirement to
consider the public interest.

 

Complaints

I hope this information is helpful but if you are unhappy with the service
you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint
or request a review, you should write to Information Management, at either
[Cambridgeshire County Council request email] or by post at Box No. OCT1224, Shire Hall,
Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this e-mail.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or via their website: https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a
request until the internal review process has been completed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Josephine Bailey

Information Management Analyst

 

Information Governance Team

Cambridgeshire County Council

Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]

Tel: 01223 699137

 

 

show quoted sections