Niven Sinclair, Convicted Child Rapist working for the BBC

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

It is without doubt that Niven Sinclair was a convicted child rapist and yet worked for the BBC for approximately 30 years https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/07/0...

What are current arrangements for minors travelling in private hire/ taxis or BBC transport?
How many taxi/private hire companies are currently used? Which?
What arrangements are made to vet the companies/directors and ensure it is safe for passngers/children to travel?
What procedures re transport companies were in place thoughout the time Nivne and hsi companies were used?
Does this man Niven Sinclair still have anything to do with any companies working for the BBC? When did he stop doing any work for the BBC?
How much money was paid to his companies per year from 2000- present?
When did the BBC find out that Niven Sinclair was a convicted child rapist?
What systems are in place to protect children when BBC contractors are used, specifically which sections of which codes, guidance and child protection systems?
Please send me child protections systems and guidance that were in place prior to 2002, and between 2002-2012
Did the BBC know Sinclair was an abuser but still use his companies??
Did Niven Sinclairs companies ever chauffeur children?
What safeguarding procedures did the BBC have in place for children at the time who used an approved BBC chauffeur company?
What safeguarding procedures are in place now?
Which companies are the approved chauffeur companies now and can the BBC guarantee that there are none who are run by convicted child rapists?
Were any children abused whilst being transported by a Sinclair company working for the BBC?
Does the BBC still have any business dealings with Niven Sinclair or his companies or companies or parts thereof that used to owned by him?
Which company did Dave Smith, Jimmy Saviles chauffeur work for? Did he work for Sinclairs company, or were there two chauffeur companies used by the BBC that had child abusers?
Anne Bulfords report having reviewed all BBC policies and procedures is due in July. When and can you send me a copy?
NSPCC have/are advising BBC on child protection – What have they advised?Please send any reports
BBC to take lead on child abuse as a programme maker – programmes have been made or are in the pipline about child abuse?
Has the Good Corporation report audit been made public?Please send me a copy

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Fox,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 9 July 2016. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the above address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20161323.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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Dear Cathy Fox,

                                                     

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20161323.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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Broadcast Centre

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Dear FOI Enquiries,
Thank you for your reply.
It was somewhat unsatisfactory, as you refused to provide much fo the information.
I will narrow the questions to the following under FoI
What procedures re transport companies were in place throughout the time Niven and his companies were used. To clarify this in terms of child protection
NSPCC have/are advising BBC on child protection – What have they advised? Please send any reports
BBC to take lead on child abuse as a programme maker – programmes have been made or are in the pipeline about child abuse?

However the previous answer given by the BBC was given as a reply to a FOI. This has unnecessarily limited the ability of the BBC to answer the questions. To give full opportunity to the BBC to give as full an answer to this serious matter as possible, I ask you the full range of question to the BBC but not confined to FOI. This gives the BBC full opportunity to answer the questions to the best of their ability spending the amount of money appropriate to the seriousness of the disclosure that the BBC had a 3 times convicted child abuser working for them for 30 years.

As regards the statement that you wish published, please could you provide the places and databases searched and amount of time spent searching for any complaints about Sinclair, and to establish that he has no connection to any company that the BBC deals with. Otherwise the statement is fairly useless. Could you also provide the link you wish to give to the robust child safety procedures today, and what work you have done with NSPCC as to further improvements. To be clear this is not part of the FOI

“The BBC has no dealings with Niven James Sinclair today and as far as we’re able to establish he has no connection to any company the BBC deals with. We are not aware of any complaint having been made to the BBC about him. The BBC has robust child safety procedures in place today which were independently reviewed and found to be strong by the GoodCorporation in 2015, and we’re working with the NSPCC to advise on any further improvements which could be made.”

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Fox,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 5 September 2016. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the above address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20161616.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Ms Fox,

                                                     

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20161616.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

 

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