Lead Person for Children's Rights - Carmarthenshire Council Children's Rights Promise

Mrs. O'Reilly made this Freedom of Information request to Carmarthenshire County Council

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

The Children's Rights Promise on the Authority's website states that: 'We will ensure there is a lead person for children's rights whose role will be to ensure children's rights are central to all decision making'.

Under the FOI Act, please provide the name and conctact details of the person Carmarthenshire Council has put in place as the lead person on children's rights.

If there is no lead person within Carmarthenshire Council regarding children's rights being central to all decision making, please provide any documents or information that explains the reason for this.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. O'Reilly

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Diolch am eich gohebiaeth.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 (DRhG) a’r Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth
Amgylcheddol 2004 (RhGA) - 20 diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad
arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr ydych yn gofyn amdano. 

O ganlyniad i’r sefyllfa bresennol gyda'r firws COVID-19 a'r effaith ar
rai o wasanaethau'r Cyngor, gall fod angen i flaenoriaethu ceisiadau DRhG
a RhGA, yn dibynnu ar y wybodaeth y gofynnir amdani. Ymddiheurwn am hyn.

Deddf Diogelu Data 2018 a’r GDPR (ceisiadau am ddata personol) – un mis ar
ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

 

 

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mrs. O'Reilly

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 10th May, 2021 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The specific information you requested was contained in your email below.

In response, each case would have an individual caseworker, plus there is an offer of independent advocacy via the independent advocacy service Tros Gynnal Plant who work across all Mid & West Wales Local Authorities.

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Officer
ICT & Corporate Property/ TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Carmarthenshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Lead Person for Children's Rights - Carmarthenshire Council Children's Rights Promise'.

I do not feel that the response from the Authority adequately answered the FOI request. It would appear from your response that there is no lead person for children's rights, yet no further documents were provided. The response was evasive and unclear.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. O'Reilly

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mrs O'Reilly,

Your email below has been passed to me to deal with as an internal review. I will aim to respond substantively within 28 days, that is by the 22nd June.

Yours sincerely

Robert Edgecombe (Legal Services Manager)

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Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mrs. O’Reilly

 

I write further to your above request and in particular in response to
your request for an internal review of the council’s original response. I
have checked with the Council’s Head of Democratic Services who has
confirmed that the council’s lead person for Children’s Rights is
Councillor Glynog Davies, Executive Board Member for Education and
Children.

 

Below is a link to the relevant part of the Council’s website and also an
extract setting out his responsibilities as Executive Board Member. Please
accept my apologies for the fact this information was not provided to you
originally.

 

Yours sincerely

Robert Edgecombe (Legal Services Manager)

 

 

[1]https://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wa...

 

Responsibilities

·         [2]Education and Children

 

 

Education and Children

Schools; Children’s Services; Special Education Needs; Safeguarding;
Respite Homes; Regional Integrated School; Improvement Service; Adult
Community Learning; Youth Services; School Catering Services, Lead Member
for Children and Young People; Youth Ambassador

 

References

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