Marac referral and conference held in Tonbridge in October 2019.

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Dear Kent Police,

This request relates to a referral to Kent Police under the MARAC procedure by Look Ahead, operator of the women's refuge in Tonbridge, for which a conference under MARAC was held in Tonbridge Police Station in October 2019.

It is thought that there was one person only referred by Look Ahead for their outfit at Tonbridge women's refuge in that month. The person concerned had been threatened with being entered into the MARAC procedure by the manager of the refuge, one Yvette Hazelden. This was because the resident had refused to accept abusive and coercive control behaviour from staff at the refuge. In addition the staff had failed to comply with the terms of the agreement for residents of the refuge.

1) What agencies were involved in the MARAC conference held in relation to this person?

2) What information had been gathered and by whom?

3) What information was supplied by Look Ahead way of evidence that this person was at high risk of domestic abuse? It is the norm for people referred to MARAC to be at high risk, or very high risk, of domestic abuse, so how did they justify this?

4) What information was shared at this conference? From which agencies was this obtained? How was the sharing of this information justified?

5) What is the minimum rank of any officer in Kent Police attending these conferences?

6) Is Kent Police aware of the fact that Look Ahead is threatening women with the use of this procedure in their refuge in Tonbridge? Prima facie, this is a criminal offence on the part of the staff of Look Ahead.

Yours faithfully,

Freesia

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From: Freedom of Information Kent <[email address]>
Sent: 26 February 2020 07:38
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Subject: Kent Police: Freedom of Information Request 20/02/0330

 

Dear Freesia,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/02/0330

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 25^th February 2020.

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Kent,

In response to your communication of 26 February 2020, my surname is Mason.

Yours sincerely,

Freesia

Alan Muggridge 46055181, Kent Police

Dear Ms Mason,

Thank you for this, we shall proceed with this request.

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Dear Ms Mason,

 

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Miss Millward left an annotation ()

Interesting this link relating to Look Ahead Refuge Abuse is also linked to this other link about the same abuse by the same member of staff (project manager Yvette Hazelden) at the same refuge by author Caroline Airley https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/caro...
where she has six separate requests.