Liverpool City Council Mishandling of an Age Assessment for a Child asylum seeker

Cassidy, J made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

Can you please provide copies of any correspondence and attachments/enclosures, including emails, you hold, between yourselves and the Liverpool City Council (LCC) with regard it's recent report into LCC's mishandling of an age assessment for a child asylum
seeker.

Liverpool City Council failed to follow long-established guidance
when social workers who had no specific training assessed the age
of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking girl.
http://www.lgo.org.uk/news/2010/apr/live...

Can you please also provide a copy of any and all internal information you hold
with regards your recommendation that LCC has to or will be
undertaking a review of 10% of the UASC age assessment s undertaken
in the last year and details of what training they are planning to
provide to social workers.

Yours faithfully,
J Cassidy

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear J Cassidy

Our ref: CS/10/055

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below received on 3 June. We will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 1 July 2010) or, if unable to do so, we will write to you again explaining why.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr/Ms Cassidy

I attach a letter in response to your request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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