Information about your dealings with Stonewall CYPS [Extraneous material removed]

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Leeds City Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Leeds City Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Children and Young Peoples Services Champion” or for Children and Young People's Services to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Any training reports you have received from Stonewall in 2019 and 2020 and details of online training completed by your staff, with staff title in 2019 & 2020. Please redact personal details if necessary.

5. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

6. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

7. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Thank you for contacting the Leeds City Council Information Management &
Governance Requests team. We confirm that we have received your
correspondence. 
 
If you have submitted a Freedom of Information or Environmental
Information Regulation request- we will respond to your request in
accordance with the appropriate legislation within 20 working days. While
you wait, you may wish to check information published by the Council on
the [1]Data Mill North to see if the information you have requested is
already available.
 
If you have submitted an access to information request or other
information rights request- we will respond to your request in accordance
with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please note in order to
process your request, we require confirmation of your identity via a
copy of one of the following forms:

o Driving Licence
o Passport
o Birth Certificate
o Council Tax bill
o Utility bill 

 

If we require further information from you before we are able to process
your request we will contact you directly to request this.  If you would
like more information on how Leeds City Council process these types of
requests, information is available on our [2]website  

 

If you are a healthcare or social work professional, or a member of the
police force making a request for disclosure of information for the
purpose of safeguarding or the prevention, investigation, detection or
prosecution of criminal offences – we will respond to your request as soon
as possible. Please note we are currently only able to offer viewings of
records on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

 

For all other queries – we will look into your request and respond as
appropriate.

 

For information about what we do with personal data please see our
[3]privacy notice.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Management & Governance – Requests Team

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Requests Team
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
LS1 9PZ
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]

Our reference: MNMQ1CM43

Date 16/02/2021

Dear Ermine Amies,

Re: Freedom of Information Request 

I refer to your request to the council.

We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

You may also wish to check information published by Leeds City Council at
datamillnorth.org to see if the information you have requested is already
available.

We will endeavor to send all of the appropriate information you have
requested within statutory time scales, however if there is a large volume
of data we may need to send this to you in batches. Where this is the
case, we will contact you.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council

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Dear Leeds City Council,

This request is now 2 weeks overdue. You were legally required to respond by 12 March. Please respond.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Thank you for contacting the Leeds City Council Information Management &
Governance Requests team. We confirm that we have received your
correspondence. 
 
If you have submitted a Freedom of Information or Environmental
Information Regulation request- we will respond to your request in
accordance with the appropriate legislation within 20 working days. While
you wait, you may wish to check information published by the Council on
the [1]Data Mill North to see if the information you have requested is
already available.
 
If you have submitted an access to information request or other
information rights request- we will respond to your request in accordance
with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please note in order to
process your request, we require confirmation of your identity via a
copy of one of the following forms:

o Driving Licence
o Passport
o Birth Certificate
o Council Tax bill
o Utility bill 

 

If we require further information from you before we are able to process
your request we will contact you directly to request this.  If you would
like more information on how Leeds City Council process these types of
requests, information is available on our [2]website  

 

If you are a healthcare or social work professional, or a member of the
police force making a request for disclosure of information for the
purpose of safeguarding or the prevention, investigation, detection or
prosecution of criminal offences – we will respond to your request as soon
as possible. Please note we are currently only able to offer viewings of
records on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

 

For all other queries – we will look into your request and respond as
appropriate.

 

For information about what we do with personal data please see our
[3]privacy notice.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Management & Governance – Requests Team

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Leeds City Council

Requests Team
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
LS1 9PZ
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]

Our reference: MNMQ1CM43

Date 29/03/2021

Dear Ermine Amies,

Freedom of Information Request (Ref:MNMQ1CM43)

I refer to the above and your emails dated 14/02/2021 and 25/032021. 

Unfortunately the council is under unprecedented demand which in turn is
impacting the ability of service areas to respond to FOI requests as
resources are being diverted away from usual information rights work to
support other priority areas.

I would like to reassure you, however, that your request is under active
consideration, and that we will endeavour to provide you with a respond as
soon as practically possible.

You have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to ask
the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that she expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can contact the Commissioner via her
website at [1]www.ico.org.uk

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council

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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

FOI request made 14/02/2021 and chased on 25/032021 "is under active consideration, and that we will endeavour to provide you with a respond as
soon as practically possible."

Reason: the council is under unprecedented demand which in turn is impacting the ability of service areas to respond to FOI requests as resources are being diverted away from usual information rights work to support other priority areas.