Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets

Cathy Fox made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

There is a 50 page report 'Report on allegations of the abuse of children in
the residential care of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from 1966
onwards' which includes abuse at St Leonards Children's Home 1965 -1984, Myrtle
Cottage and Wallis Cottage and The Greensteads
It is believed abuse was perpetrated by perpetrated by 3 Tower Hamlets employees Bill Starling, Alan Prescott and Haydn Davies.
Can you send me a copy of this report, redacted where necessary to protect victims and personal information.
Can you provide any evidence that the report was solely "produced to form part of the legal advice to the Council"
Can you tell me the date the report was commissioned and finished.

This report was only circulated with the classification 'restricted' and
produced to form part of the legal advice to the Council.

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 8331167

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Dear Ms Fox
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 24 April
2017  requesting:

There is a 50 page report 'Report on allegations of the abuse of children
in the residential care of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from 1966
onwards' which includes abuse at St Leonards Children's Home 1965 -1984,
Myrtle Cottage and Wallis Cottage and The Greensteads It is believed abuse
was perpetrated by perpetrated by 3 Tower Hamlets employees Bill Starling,
Alan Prescott and Haydn Davies.

Can you send me a copy of this report, redacted where necessary to protect
victims and personal information.

Can you provide any evidence that the report was solely "produced to form
part of the legal advice to the Council"

Can you tell me the date the report was commissioned and finished.

This report was only circulated with the classification 'restricted' and
produced to form part of the legal advice to the Council.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Jane Jones
Admin Officer
Legal Services
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
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London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8331167

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Dear Ms Fox
 
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Please find attached our response to your request.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
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Complaints and Information
Town Hall
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icw[Tower Hamlets Borough Council request email] 
 

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at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
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Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Muhammad Forhad
Information Governance Support Officer
020 7364 5353
[email address]
 
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Cathy Fox left an annotation ()

Think i was trying to get more information from the answer to this request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s... HT K.Gallagher