Dear Essex Police,
In connection with the above Incident/Crime Ref Number, we, Blenheim Primary School would like to request a copy of the report for this.
This should enable us to finalise our own internal investigation.
Should you require any further information please contact us on 01702 474684.
Head of School
Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, this is not the type of
information that is released under the FOI Act.
Section 40(2) Personal Information
Information disclosed under FOI is effectively released to the wider world
or into the public domain. Consequently, in cases where the public request
information related to individuals, it would be very rare for a police
force to release such information under the terms of the FOI Act.
Individuals would not expect that personal data would be disclosed in
response to a request under the FOI Act that could provide and identify an
individual or family members related to the subject matter, any disclosure
would breach the first data protection principle of the Data Protection
Act, GDPR, which relates to fair processing, Article 5(1) requires that
personal data shall be:
(a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to
individuals (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’)
Essex Police is exempt from the duty to confirm or deny whether any
information is held under the provision of section 40(5)(b)(i) of the FOI
Act 2000 (below) and in accordance with section 17 of that Act this
correspondence must act as a refusal notice to comply with your request.
(5B)The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in relation to other
information if or to the extent that any of the following applies—
(a)giving a member of the public the confirmation or denial that would
have to be given to comply with section 1(1)(a)—
(i)would (apart from this Act) contravene any of the data protection
(ii)would do so if the exemptions in section 24(1) of the Data Protection
Act 2018 (manual unstructured data held by public authorities) were
(b)giving a member of the public the confirmation or denial that would
have to be given to comply with section 1(1)(a) would (apart from this
Act) contravene Article 21 of the GDPR (general processing: right to
object to processing);
“the data protection principles” means the principles set out in - (a)
Article 5(1) of the GDPR, and (b) section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act
2018; “data subject” has the same meaning as in the Data Protection Act
2018 (see section 3 of that Act); “the GDPR”, “personal data”,
“processing” and references to a provision of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the
Data Protection Act 2018 have the same meaning as in Parts 5 to 7 of that
Act (see section 3(2), (4), (10), (11) and (14) of that Act).
Having said that and in an effort to assist, please see the link below to
our website and click on “Request information about yourself or someone
else” as the information requested maybe more appropriate under a Rights
of Access application.
Alternatively, you can email our Rights of Access department directly on
[email address] .
Please ensure if you send a request directly, that you specify exactly the
type of information you are looking to obtain so that searches are
conducted more efficiently.
Essex Police trusts that the information provided is of assistance. Thank
you for your interest in Essex Police.
FOI Team | Information Management Department | Information Rights Section
| Essex Police
Telephone: 101 | Email: [Essex Police request email]
Address: Information Management Department, Information Rights Section,
Essex Police HQ, PO Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA (for Sat Nav directions,
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