Leaving Care/Looked After Children Service

The request was refused by Thurrock Borough Council.

Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

1. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of your Leaving Care Team/s?
2. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of you Looked After Children/Children in Care Team/s?
3. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of your Asylum Seekers Team?
4. Who is/are the Service Manager/s of your Leaving Care Service?
5. Who is/are the Service Manager/s of your Looked After Children Service?
6. Who is the Head of Service that covers Leaving Care and Looked After Children?
7. Who is your Head of Corporate Parenting?
8. Who is Head of Commissioning for Children's Services?
9. Who is Head of Commissioning for Adult’s Services?

Yours faithfully,

James Oliver

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Mr Oliver,

Thank you for your recent communication which is being managed in line
with the Freedom of Information Act under the above reference number. The
details of your request are outlined below together with the council’s
response.

Your request

1. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of your Leaving Care Team/s?
2. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of you Looked After Children/Children in
Care Team/s?
3. Who is/are the Team Manager/s of your Asylum Seekers Team?
4. Who is/are the Service Manager/s of your Leaving Care Service?
5. Who is/are the Service Manager/s of your Looked After Children Service?
6. Who is the Head of Service that covers Leaving Care and Looked After
Children?
7. Who is your Head of Corporate Parenting?
8. Who is Head of Commissioning for Children's Services?
9. Who is Head of Commissioning for Adult’s Services?

Our Response

Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have
requested.  We do hold the information but an absolute exemption applies. 
Personal Information (Section 40,2)

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under
section 40(2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection
principles. This aspect of Section 40 is an Absolute Exemption and is
therefore not subject to the Public Interest Test.

The names of officers working for the Council is personal data specific to
them. It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection
Act. Information can be withheld if its disclosure would be likely to
breach one or more of the Principles of the Data Protection Act. There is
no prior expectation on the part of team Managers (or other officers
working below the level of Director) that their names and job titles /
positions would be published into the wider public domain under FOI. A
disclosure made under FOI constitutes a publication to the world at large.
We believe that to disclose this would be likely to breach the first
Principle of the Data Protection Act by unfairly contravening their right
to privacy and confidentiality in the work place.

However, in the interests of transparency we are able to share details
relating to senior officers (Director  level and above). For these
officers, there is already a greater expectation of openness about their
role given their level of accountability for service provision and
budgetary decision making.

For your information please see the below link which outlines staff
details of Director and above:
[1]https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/chief-execut...

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the council have managed
your FOI request you can pursue an Internal Review by contacting us using
the above email address. Your request will be considered by the Strategic
Lead for Information Management who will update you with the outcome of
the review. 

If you remain unhappy following the outcome of your Internal Review you
may wish to refer your case to the Information Commissioner’s Office
(ICO), details of this organisation can be found at [2]www.ico.org.uk.
Please be advised that the ICO will not consider your case until they have
confirmation that you have already been through the Internal Review stage
with the council.

 

Kind regards,

 

Fatma Mohamed l Information Governance apprentice l HR, OD &
Transformation

[3]thurrock.gov.uk l l t +44 (0) 1375 652649 l Ext 52342

Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

 

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confidential and may be legally privileged. Access to and use of its
content by anyone else other than the addressee(s) may be unlawful and
will not be recognised by Thurrock Council for business purposes. If you
have received this message by mistake, please notify the sender
immediately, delete it and do not copy it to anyone else. Thurrock Council
cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this
message as it has been transmitted over a public network.

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necessarily reflect the opinions of Thurrock Council.

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