Dr Susan Bradbury

[name removed] made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire County Council

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The request was partially successful.

[name removed]

Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Please provide the following information in full:

1. How many years has Dr Susan Bradbury been carrying out Independent Expert Witness psychiatric assessments for NYCC? (please list the exact years and dates)

2. How many psychiatric reports has Dr Bradbury commissioned for NYCC within that time?

3. Of those reports, how many parents assessed has Dr Bradbury deemed to have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder?

4. Of those parents diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, how many children were returned to the care of their parents?

5. Of those parents diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, how many children were placed for adoption?

6. Of those parents diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, how many children remained in long-term foster care under the permanence plan?

7. Of those parents diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, how many children were placed with kinship carers or other Family & Friends carers?

8. How much is Dr Bradbury paid by NYCC for each assessment/hourly? (please provide a full breakdown of Dr Bradbury's fees).

9. Which database is Dr Bradbury listed with?

Yours faithfully,

Miss [name removed]

DataManagement Officer, North Yorkshire County Council

Dear [name removed]s

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000, of which we acknowledge receipt.

Your request has been passed to the appropriate officer to provide a response as soon as possible, and in any event within 20 working days, as required by the Act.

Kind regards

Paul Atkinson, for

Data Management Officer
North Yorkshire County Council
01609 533219 [email address]

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Dr Susan Bradbury, Psychiatrist

Independent Expert Witness Assessment In Care Proceedings

Borderline Personality Disorder

[name removed]

Dear Data Management Officer,

Please explain why there has been a delay in providing a response to my FOI request re Dr Susan Bradbury.

By law NYCC should have responded promptly, and no later than 4th May 2010.

I look forward to a speedy response in this matter and also in receiving the information requested

Yours sincerely,

[name removed]

DataManagement Officer, North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear [name removed]

Further to your request for information please see below the Council's responses to your enquiries:
1. Dr Susan Bradbury has been carrying out Independent Expert Witness psychiatric assessments on NYCC cases since June 2009.
2. North Yorkshire County Council has jointly instructed Dr Susan Bradbury to prepare a report within court proceedings in five instances.
3. A borderline personality disorder was diagnosed in four out of the five cases.
4. No children were returned to the care of their parents.
5. One child was placed for adoption.
6. One child remained in long-term foster care under the permanence plan.
7. Two children were placed with kinship carers or other family and friends carers.
8. The Council considers this information to be exempt from disclosure under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) as disclosure of the information is likely to prejudice the commercial interests of both the Council and Dr Bradbury. Further we consider the information to be personal information and so exempt under section 40(2) of the Act. As the Council has been unable to seek Dr Bradbury's views on disclosure it is refusing to provide this information as it does not believe that it is in the public interest to disclose this information without having first sought the views of Dr Bradbury. Attached is the Council's appeals procedure for your information.
9. North Yorkshire County Council does not hold this information.

Yours sincerely

Louise Jackson, for

Data Management Officer
North Yorkshire County Council
01609 533219 [email address]

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[name removed]

Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Dr Susan Bradbury'.

NYCC have not provided accurate information to the above questions as I am aware Dr Susan Bradbury has been involved in Independent Expert Witness Assessments in 2005, and diagnosed a person with Borderline Personality Disorder (I can provide the ICO with docuemented proof of such a report).

Please answer the original questions again and provide me with accurate responses to all questions.

The questions re Dr Bradburys fees and the database she is listed with are reasonable questions, are not exempt and should be answered under the Freedom Of Information Act. Should the informatio not be provided to me in full I will refer the matter to the Information Commissioners Office for investigation.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dr...

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

DataManagement Officer, North Yorkshire County Council

Dear [name removed]s

Thank you for your email. I have logged it as a request for an internal review, which our office will consider, for a response within 20 working days. The reference number is N1106.

I trust that this is acceptable, but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Miriam Townsend, for

Data Management Officer
North Yorkshire County Council
01609 533219 [email address]

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[name removed]

Dear Data Management Officer,

As my request for an internal review re this FOI request has now exceeded the 20 working day time limit, I will refer the matter to the Information Commissioners Office for investigation without further delay or communication with NYCC.

Yours sincerely,

[name removed]

DataManagement Officer, North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear [name removed]s,

Please accept our apologises for the delay in responding to your
request for an internal review. Please now find attached the response
and our appeals document

Kind regards

Data Management Officer
North Yorkshire County Council
01609 533219 [email address]

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11/06/2010 16:07 >>>
Dear Data Management Officer,

As my request for an internal review re this FOI request has now
exceeded the 20 working day time limit, I will refer the matter
to
the Information Commissioners Office for investigation without
further delay or communication with NYCC.

Yours sincerely,

[name removed]

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[name removed] left an annotation ()

Complaint to Information Commissioners Office re this FOI as NYCC have knowingly provided inaccurate information in their original response. I can evidence that Dr Susan E Bradbury carried out assessments for NYCC in care proceedings in 2005 & also incorrectly diagnosed parents with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dear DataManagement Officer,

I can prove the information provided for this FOI request is inaccurate. I can prove that Dr Susan Bradbury carried out psychiatric assessments of parents as part of care proceedings in NYCC cases in 2005.

Please provide accurate information, as I will be informing the ICO of this matter.

Yours sincerely,

[name removed]

North Yorkshire County Council

dear [name removed]s

My conclusions following the review of June 2010 still apply; your request could not be answered by research going back so far and yet keep within the cost limit. If you would like to make a new request concerning events in 2005 please do so, setting out what information you want, and including the evidence you have, and anything else that would help us locate it such as dates, locations and names.

yours sincerely
Robert Beane

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