How many NLC employees Have Criminal Records

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to know how many employees currently working within all North Lanarkshire Schools have criminal records including formal cautions or warnings. This is to include Teaching, Support, Administration and Domestic staff.

Could this also include the number of staff where Non Conviction information recorded under the more information section of an enhanced disclosure that the Chief Constable deemed to have been found relevant was disclosed.

Could this be broken down into the following offences.

* Violent offences including Assault
* Misuse of Drug Offences
* Drink Driving
* Theft ( all types, Car, Shoplifting Burglary etc)
* Breach of the Pease
* Any Others

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

John Anderson

Keachie Jacqueline, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Anderson

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully
to your request.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Keachie
For Corporate Freedom of Information Officer
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
(01698) 302232

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Hazarika Sandra, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Request for Information

I refer again to your e mail dated 15 November 2008 seeking information
in relation to employees in schools with criminal records.

Having investigated, I can advise that the information requested is not
held, and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you of this.

By way of some background, and in order to assist you I can advise that
as part of the recruitment process, all staff short-leeted for a post
within North Lanarkshire schools have to complete and submit a Criminal
Conviction Form. The form for the preferred candidate is then sent to
Disclosure Scotland for checking - no information from the Criminal
Conviction Form is retained in an employee's record. Disclosure
Scotland will check the details for convictions and inform the authority
accordingly at which point appropriate action will be taken by the
authority. Thereafter, disclosure information is destroyed.

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can require a review of that decision by writing to the
Executive Director of Corporate Services, Civic Centre, Windmillhill
Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with
this decision and seek such review please write to the Executive
Director of Corporate Services.

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person
who is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under
Section 21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by
a local authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a
notice - may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that
application, the request for information to which the requirement
relates has been dealt with in accordance with the Act. Such an
application must be in writing or in another form which, by reason of it
having some permanency is capable of being used for subsequent reference
- for example a recording made in audio or video tape - must state the
name of the applicant and an address for correspondence and must specify
the request for information to which the requirement for review relates,
the matter which gave rise to the applicant's dissatisfaction with the
original decision of the local authority and the matter which gives rise
to the applicant's dissatisfaction with the decision on review by the
local authority or the failure of the local authority to issue such a
decision. The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as
follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St. Andrew's
KY16 9DS

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however,
you require further information - or I can assist in any other way -
please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Sandra Hazarika
For Corporate Freedom of Information Officer
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

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