Policy on procuring and vetting units of accommodation for placement of care leavers

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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

Please disclose your policy for the procuring and vetting units of accommodation/accommodation providers for the placement of care leavers.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Court

Freedom of Information, Croydon Borough Council

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew court

Dear Freedom of Information,

Your response to this request is overdue. We would be grateful for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew court

Dear Croydon Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Croydon Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Policy on procuring and vetting units of accommodation for placement of care leavers'.

The request was made on 8 October 2017 yet you have failed to provide a response within the time limit. A response was due on 3 November 2017.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Matthew court

Derby, James, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr Court

I write regarding your email below; you have requested an internal review of the FOI request you made to the Council on 08 October 2017, I have now completed the internal review.

In undertaking this internal review, I have examined your request for information contained in your email of 8th October 2017. I have also examined the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), relevant guidance notes and decision notices from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the First Tier Tribunal. I have then set out my decision as to whether or not the Council complied with its obligations under the FOIA.

Section 1 of the FOIA gives a general right of access to information held by a public institution. Where the information requested is held by the pubic authority, it should communicate the information to the requestor . This is however subject to exemptions available under the FOIA.

Section 10 of the FOIA provides that a public authority must provide the information (if held) promptly and in any event not later than the 20th working day following the date of receipt of the FOI request.

As mentioned above, you issued your FOI request to the Council on Sunday 8th October 2017. The first working day for determining the timescale for compliance with your request starts on Monday 9th October and the Council is expected to promptly provide you with the information (if held) promptly but not later than 3rd November 2017.

In your email below, you have stated you have not received any information from the Council and you have therefore requested an internal review. I have considered your complaint; following discussions with the Council's FOI team who manage and process FOI requests across service areas in the Council I have been informed there was a delay from the service area in providing the information to them. This delay has caused the FOI team to be unable to send any available information to you.

In view of the above, I am of the view that the Council has failed to comply with its obligation under Section 10 FOIA by not providing you with information within 20 days from date of receipt of your FOI request.

I have directed to FOI team to liaise with the relevant service area and ensure your FOI request is processed not later than Friday 24th November 2017. Please kindly accept the Council's apology for any inconvenience the delay may have caused you.

I trust you find this satisfactory; if you however remain dissatisfied with this decision, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or at [email address].

James Derby
Corporate Solicitor
Legal & Democratic Services
Resources Department
London Borough of Croydon
Bernard Weatherhill House
8 Mint Walk
CR0 1EA
Tel: 020 8760 6000 Ext. 61359
Fax: 020 8760 5657

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Freedom of Information, Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Court

 

Freedom of Information Request

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely

 

Lynda Fay

FOI Coordinator

Croydon Council

 

Council services, online, 24/7 www.croydon.gov.uk/myaccount Download our
new free My Croydon app for a faster, smarter and better way to report
local issues www.croydon.gov.uk/app From 1 October 2015, it is a legal
requirement for all privately rented properties in Croydon to be licensed.
Landlords without a licence could face fines of up to £20,000. For more
information and to apply for a licence visit
www.croydon.gov.uk/betterplacetorent Please use this web site address to
view the council's e-mail disclaimer -
http://www.croydon.gov.uk/email-disclaimer

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