ORG Chart Information

Helen Carver made this Freedom of Information request to Gwynedd Council

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Dear Gwynedd Council,

Please can you provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure Chart for the Special Educational Needs department, including names.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Carver

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

Dear Helen Carver,

Freedom of Information (ref T654)

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it has been logged under the reference number T654.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted under the Act, by 12/01/2018.

If you require further information please contact me by phone on 01286 679809 or by emailing [Gwynedd Council request email] by quoting the reference number above.
Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

Owen Gwawr (CG),

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Dear Helen Carver,

Freedom of Information (ref T654)

Thank you for your recent request.

Please find attached the organisational chart for the Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion Service.

Personal Information (Section 40,2)

Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have requested. We have supplied the organisational chart for the Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion Service and the names of the head of service and two senior managers but are unable to provide the names of other staff who work within the service.

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under section 40(2) of the Act 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 (combined with structure chart information such as position within a department) is personal data specific to them. It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998). 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 Head of Service) 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.

Please note that where information is subject to copyright belonging to the Council, you will need to obtain the permission of the Council to re-use it for purposes other than private study or non-commercial research. The Council may charge for re-use. Where third party copyright material is disclosed, you must obtain permission to re-use from the copyright holders concerned.


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Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen