Detention Gatekeeping training

M Esslemont made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Please provide copies of the resources used for the purposes of training Detention Gatekeeping staff on Adults At Risk. These include, but are not limited to, presentations, and guidance documents.

Yours faithfully,

M Esslemont

FOI Requests, Home Office

M Esslemont,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 54837). We will aim to send you a full response by 02/09/2019 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence, Home Office

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Dear Ms Esselmont,

 

Please see the response to your FOI Request 54837 attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat.

 

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Dear IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence,

In case ref 54837, I ask for the resources used to train Detention Gatekeeping to identify Adults At Risk. Two Powerpoint presentations are referenced, but not attached. Within this document, two image icons of Powerpoint presentations are in-line, with no hyperlink or attachment by which to view them.

Please fulfil the following two requests:
- Forward this email on to the team who deals with internal reviews, as I wish to initiate an internal review into whether these files were ever included in the initial response
- Ask the policy area responsible for this request to provide the presentations as attachments or annexes, as they have done in my previous requests for documents

Yours sincerely,
M Esslemont

IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence, Home Office

I am currently out of the office on leave and will be back in the office
on Friday 20th September. For anything urgent, please contact the FOI PQ
shared inbox. I will pick up all personal emails on my return.

Dear Home Office,

I am confused as to how I have received an out-of-office notification for the main FOI inbox at the Home Office, which presumably is shared by multiple people given the breadth of staff I've corresponded with on this address.

I am writing, again, to raise the severe delay in providing a sufficient response to case ref 54837, in which I ask for training materials on Adults at Risk provided to Detention Gatekeeping staff. The original response did not include attachments, only icons of Powerpoint files.

As previously stated, please provide these Powerpoint files in an accessible format such as an attachment (as has been done in previous requests), and initiate an internal review into the quality of the original response.

Yours faithfully,
M Esslemont

IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence, Home Office

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Dear Ms Esslemont,

 

Please find correspondence attached which relates to your request for an
Internal Review into the response to FOI54837.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat

 

 

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Dear IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence,

Although I'm grateful for the information now provided, I would like to uphold my request for internal review of case ref 54837. This is in light of the time delay and the bizarre formatting of the original response. In the initial correspondence, a picture of a Powerpoint icon, rather than an attachment, was included in-line within a document. This led to significantly delayed disclosure of the information requested.

The explanation given is that "photocopies of the PowerPoint Icons were attached in error instead of the original slides". I am unsure of how a cropped picture of a file could be mistakenly embedded, in lieu of a real attachment, and believe this review should stay open both internally and with the ICO in order to explore the practice which led this delayed response.

Yours sincerely,
M Esslemont