Joint mental health protocols

The request was successful.

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide electronic copies of the joint mental health issues protocols created in partnership with each of London's local mental health trusts.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013070001774
I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 16/07/2013.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

* "Please provide electronic copies of the joint mental health issues
protocols created in partnership with each of London's local mental
health trusts."

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference
to a third party.  In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You have breached the statutory timescale of 20 working days as
defined by the Act for responding to this request.

Please respond by end of play Monday, or at the very least, let
me know by when you will be able to respond.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Joint mental health protocols'.

Can you please address my concerns that a) this request has not been answered within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act; b) it is still not answered; and c) no communication has happened concerning this breach of the act to inform me of when the response will be provided.

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

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Case reference: 2013070001774

 From: Dawn Gupta/mps
 Date: 13/08/2013 16:54:17
 To: [FOI #169269 email]
 Subject: FOIA: Disclosure - Full

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Dear Dawn Gupta,

Many thanks for your decision, however there was no attachment in your response. Can you please resend them.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Mery

Re the above application.

Please find attached the relevant attachments as requested.

<<West London NHS doc.doc.pdf>> <<Barnet, Enfield & Haringay NHS
doc.doc.pdf>> <<Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich NHS doc.doc.pdf>> <<Camden &
Islington NHS doc.pdf>> <<Central & North West NHS doc.doc.pdf>> <<East
London doc.pdf>> <<North East London NHS doc.pdf>> <<South London &
Maudsley NHS doc.doc.pdf>> <<Wandsworth NHS doc.doc.pdf>>

Kind regards

Dawn Gupta

Business Support Manager | TP Capability & Support
(MetPhone: 782175     (Telephone: 0207 161 2175  
:Email: [email address]  
+Address:   3rd Floor East, ESB, Station Approach, Lillie Road, London,
SW6 1TR

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Dear Dawn Gupta,

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013080001910

I write in connection with your request for a review of the original MPS
decision relating to 2013070001774 which was received by the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) on 20/08/2013.  

Your request for a review will now be considered in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response to
your request for a review of the original MPS case within a timescale of
20 working days.  In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve
this deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet, which details your right of
complaint.

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Administration Team Officer
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr. Mery

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2013080001910

I write in connection with your correspondence dated 20th August 2013
concerning the delay to your request for information received by the
Metropolitan Police Service on the 16th July 2013 under reference
2013070001774.  

Please find below a full response to your complaint below.

Request for information

Please provide electronic copies of the joint mental health issues
protocols created in partnership with each of London's local mental health
trusts

Complaint

Can you please address my concerns that a) this request has not been
answered within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Act; b) it is still not answered; and c) no communication has happened
concerning this breach of the act to inform me of when the response will
be provided.

DECISION

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) acknowledges the delay to you
receiving a response.

Reason for decision

The review takes note of your comment in your correspondence dated 20th
August 2013 ‘a) this request has not been answered within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act; b) it is still not
answered; and c) no communication has happened concerning this breach of
the act to inform me of when the response will be provided.’  In this
regard I can advise you that the statutory time limit for responding to a
Freedom of Information Act request is set out in Section 10(1) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) which states that a public
authority must comply with section1 (1) promptly and in any event not
later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt.
 Therefore, a public authority must inform the applicant in writing
whether it holds the information requested and if so, communicate that
information to the applicant, promptly, but not later than 20 working days
after receipt of the request. Further reference to the FoIA can be found
by way of this link http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

Your request for information was received by the MPS on the 16th July 2013
and therefore a response should have been sent by the 13th August 2013.  

The review gives attention to the response sent to you by the MPS on the
13th August 2013 at 16:54 and a copy on the 20th August 2013. However it
would appear that the actual information was not attached in the response
sent to you.

The review is aware that the MPS has since sent the missing attachments to
you on the 21st August 2013. I can confirm that in this instance a failure
to respond to your request within the time limit is a breach of section
10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the delay you have
experienced and for any inconvenience caused by our failure to process
your request correctly.  

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Yours sincerely

Mike Lyng
FoIA Quality and Assurance Advisor

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
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email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
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Dear Mr Lyng,

There's a factual error in your review. You state: 'The review gives attention to the response sent to you by the MPS on the 13th August 2013 at 16:54'

No such response was received. This can easily be seen on the thread at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/j...

I sincerely appreciate your apology, but I am concerned that you believe a response was sent when it clearly was not, especially considering that the MPS has a habit of breaching the FoIA deadlines.

Yours faithfully,

David Mery

A. Tehrani left an annotation ()

I found your FOI request very useful. I was wondering if there is a similar joint protocol regarding the section 135 warrant.
This is of great interest to me. If you have this information please contact me at seriousaki@aol.com
Thanks

David Mery left an annotation ()

To A. Tehrani,

These are joint protocols, some authorities are limiting the scope to s136 but others are more encompassing and also cover s135.

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