Request for Annex A referred to in the Explanatory Note connected with the Badman Review

Waiting for an internal review by Department for Children, Schools and Families of their handling of this request.

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the Explanatory Note 20 August 2009 released to Shena Deuchars and Louise Thorn http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ba... it is stated that * Notified of four SCRs (see Annex A for details) which had an home education element (NB: not including Birmingham)..’
Annex A does not seem to have been disclosed with this information, could you please release this annex plus any other documentation involved in the Badman Review that has not been released?

This should not take you any time at all as you have just released the Explanatory note and must have it to hand, so any serious delay will be regarded as obstruction.

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr/Ms Stafford,

Thank you for your recent email. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible (where a response is required). For information, the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses
should be sent within 15 working days or 20 working days if you are
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0074965

Thank you.

Central Allocation Team

Public Communications Team

Tel: 0870 0002288
www.dcsf.gov.uk

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Children, Schools and Families's handling of my FOI request 'Request for Annex A referred to in the Explanatory Note connected with the Badman Review'.

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

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr/Ms Stafford

Thank you for your recent email. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible (where a response is required). For information, the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses
should be sent within 15 working days or 20 working days if you are
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0074965

Thank you.

Central Allocation Team

Public Communications Team

Tel: 0870 0002288
www.dcsf.gov.uk

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Have you noticed that this is a request for an internal review, there is no indication that you have in your response.

Please forward to the person who conducts internal reviews immediately.

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr/Ms Stafford.

Our acknowledgement is a standard response and we do not mention in it
details of what was in your original request . I have forwarded your
request to the appropriate policy team for action.

Thank you.

Linda Ellis
Public Communications Unit
Department for Children, Schools and Families
Tel: 0870 000 2288
www.dcsf.gov.uk

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Sir/ Madam

Thank you for your recent email, dated 26 September, timed at 12:21
('Request for Annex A referred to in the Explanatory Note connected
with the Badman Review'.), requesting an internal review of previous
correspondence. Could you please advise the case reference number that
would have been assigned to the specific correspondence in question, in
order that we may consider an internal review of that case.

Yours sincerely

Josephine Bell
Independent Schools Partnerships and Strategy Team

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0081882.

Department for Children, Schools and Families
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Dear Sir or Madam,

2009/0074965

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr Stafford,
Thank you for forwarding the reference number (2009/0074965) for the case
for which you have requested an internal review. I should like to
apologise for the delay in replying to that case. The Department is aware
that it has missed the statutory deadline for reply and is in breach of
its obligations under the Act. I very much regret this - the Department
should meet its obligations under the Act.

While I appreciate that it is in no way a justification I should like to
explain that the Department makes every effort to meet deadlines, but the
delay in responding in this case has been due to the unusual volume of
requests the Department has received in recent months. The Information
Commissioner has been informed of the situation.

The Department normally considers requests for an internal review
following a response being sent to you. I can assure you that your
correspondence is being considered and a reply will be sent to you as soon
as possible. If you are unhappy with that reply please contact me in
writing and an internal review will be considered.
Yours sincerely,

Josephine Bell
Independent Schools Partnerships and Policy Team
[email address]
[1]www.dcsf.gov.uk

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0081882.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am not convinced that you make every effort to answer Fois on time, in fact a reasonable person might come to the opposite conclusion.

You should deploy more staff so you do not seem to be obstructing the citizens right to this information.

I look forward, but not with bated breath, to your response.

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Your
ref: 2009/0074965

Dear Mr/Ms Stafford,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 28 August 2009.

Before answering your request I should like to apologise for the delay in replying. The Department is aware that it has missed the
statutory deadline for reply and is in breach of its obligations under the Act. I very much regret this - the Department should meet its
obligations under the Act. While I appreciate that it is in no way a justification I should like to explain that the Department makes
every effort to meet deadlines, but the delay in responding in this case has been due to the unusual volume of requests the Department
has received in recent months. The Information Commissioner has been informed of the situation.

You requested the following -

In the Explanatory Note 20 August 2009 released to Shena Deuchars and Louise Thorn it is stated that * Notified of four SCRs (see Annex A
for details) which had an home education element (NB: not including Birmingham)..'Annex A does not seem to have been disclosed with this
information, could you please release this annex plus any other documentation involved in the Badman Review that has not been released?

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the Act").

The Department considers that section 21 of the Act is engaged. This is because the information that can be released to you is already
reasonably accessible through the Department's Freedom of Information Publication Scheme at [1]www.dcsf.gov.uk/foischeme.

The Annex you refer to is disclosed at the end of the Safeguarding Evidence Briefing Paper available at
[2]http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/foischeme/subPage...

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote our reference number in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our
decision, you should write to me within two calendar months of the date of this letter.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted our complaints/review procedure.
Yours sincerely,

Lisa White
[3]www.dcsf.gov.uk

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0074965.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

OK, the working paper which you have released does not anywhere contain the label Annex A. Could you please clarify which part of this document is in fact Annex A? Or is the whole working paper Annex A?

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Ms Stafford

Your FOI request 2009/009673

The Department intends within the next few days to send you a
communication relevant to your request which, we believe, you may wish to
receive privately. I would be grateful, if this is the case, if you would
respond to me letting me know an email or postal address to which
we should send the communication. I would stress that the Department
is only concerned about your interests here, and would have no objection
on its part to its response being made available on Whatdotheyknow.com if
you so choose.

Please respond to me at my email address:
[1][email address] . I have sent the same message in
respect of all your current FOI requests to the Department on
Whatdotheyknow.com, but a response in respect of any one of them will
suffice.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Dear Department for Children, Schools and Families,

A request for internal review has been sent to Mr A Partridge by email.

It included this letter as an annex: http://maire-staffordshire.blogspot.com/...

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford