Conditions of Funding for Mermaid Trans Charity

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Under FOISA please supply me with Information contained in your records as follows:

The full conditions of funding for Mermaids Trans Charity?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being provided per financial year to Mermaids Trans Charity since the first FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for Mermaids Trans Charity.

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what criteria is expected by your council for Mermaids Trans Charity service for the funding awarded to Mermaids Trans Charity to achieve in real terms.

Please also advise if Mermaids Trans Charity have been rolling out training in any of your local authority Schools?

If so please state what schools have received Mermaid Trans Charity Training?
Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]
[name removed]

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Conditions of Funding for Mermaid Trans Charity

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:15088.

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Harper, Suzanne, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear [name removed]

I am in receipt of the following FOI request from you about Conditions of
Funding for Mermaid Trans Charity and, before I can seek this information
from our Finance team and schools, I require some clarification from you.

Please could you confirm the timeframe for your request:

Β·Β Β Β Β Β Β  For funding, do you require information for the current financial
year and/or any previous financial years?Β 

Β·Β Β Β Β Β Β  For training, do you require information about the current
academic year and/or any previous academic years?

Please note that the official response timescale will pause until I
receive the above information from you.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

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Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Education Services

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30, during school
term-time.

[2]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

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Dear [name removed]

Please accept my apologies for the error in the email below.Β  The first
bullet point should not have been included as I note you have requested
information since the first financial year of funding.Β  The only
information I require from you is in relation to the timescale for
training in schools.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

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Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Education Services

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30, during school
term-time.

[2]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

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From: Harper, Suzanne
Sent: 07 December 2022 12:08
To: [FOI #925850 email]
Cc: [email address]
Subject: argyllbuteir:15088 - FOI Request - Conditions of Funding for
Mermaid Trans Charity [OFFICIAL]

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear [name removed]

I am in receipt of the following FOI request from you about Conditions of
Funding for Mermaid Trans Charity and, before I can seek this information
from our Finance team and schools, I require some clarification from you.

Please could you confirm the timeframe for your request:

Β·Β Β Β Β Β Β  For funding, do you require information for the current financial
year and/or any previous financial years?Β 

Β·Β Β Β Β Β Β  For training, do you require information about the current
academic year and/or any previous academic years?

Please note that the official response timescale will pause until I
receive the above information from you.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

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Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Education Services

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

Email: [3][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30, during school
term-time.

[4]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

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Dear Harper, Suzanne,

since the first FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for Mermaids Trans Charity.

UNTIL PRESENT DATE

To save confusion for members of the public using this public domain platform, please can you respond to each request separately. The concept is not difficult for a reasonable adult to grasp.

Yours sincerely,
[name removed]
[name removed]

Harper, Suzanne, Argyll and Bute Council

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30, during school
term-time.

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Conditions of Funding for Mermaid Trans Charity

Reference: argyllbuteir:15088.

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

The full conditions of funding for Mermaids Trans Charity?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being
provided per financial year to Mermaids Trans Charity since the first FY
of funding and the full conditions of funding for Mermaids Trans Charity.

All our schools were contacted and all confirmed no payments to Mermaids
Trans Charity since 2015-2016 (the earliest records they hold).

Our Education Finance team also confirmed no central payments to Mermaids
Trans Charity since 2016-2017 (the earliest transactional records they
hold).

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what
criteria is expected by your council for Mermaids Trans Charity service
for the funding awarded to Mermaids Trans Charity to achieve in real
terms.

Not applicable.

Please also advise if Mermaids Trans Charity have been rolling out
training in any of your local authority Schools?

All our schools were contacted and all confirmed no training by, or visits
from, Mermaids Trans Charity since 2015-2016 (the earliest records they
hold).

If so please state what schools have received Mermaid Trans Charity
Training?

Not applicable.

Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required to
comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish
Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Not applicable.Β  However, I can advise that all expenditure is undertaken
giving cognisance to the Council’s Constitution and in particular the
Financial and Security Regulations and Contract Standing Orders. This is a
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David Sinclair

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