Dear Surrey County Council,

Please provide the following information valid currently and in the last 18 months.

Policy guidance etc (Inc any flow diagrams) used in the council or issued to schools.

Policy relating to witness statements and how they are written

Policy relating to witness payments and how they are to be paid etc

Policy about what patents are prosecuted or issued with a fpn / tpn.

One of your local schools have paid expenses for a head teacher from school funds. This is clearly a procedural impropriety.... Witness payments should be paid via the court system by completing a form at the magistrates court.

Witness expenses are not school expenses so misappropriation of school funds applies.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

FOI/COR/SCC, Surrey County Council

Dear Mr Pearsall

YOUR REQUEST REF NO. 15568 UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request for information received today . Your request reference is as above.

We will respond to your request promptly and in any event within 20 working days from the date of receipt of your request. If you wish to contact me to discuss the progress of your request, please use the contact details given below and quote the reference number given above.

Regards

Mary Elliott

email: [Surrey County Council request email]

Mrs Mary J Elliott
Freedom of Information Officer (Monday to Thursday)
Corporate Information Governance Team
Legal Democratic & Cultural Services
Surrey County Council
County Hall
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2DN

Tel: 020 8541 7969

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FOI/COR/SCC, Surrey County Council

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

YOUR REQUEST REF NO. 15568 UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

We have considered your request which was for

 

Please provide the following information valid currently and in the last
18 months.

Policy guidance etc (Inc any flow diagrams)  used in the council or issued
to schools.

 

Please see attached 2016 and 2014 Codes of Conduct for the use of Penalty
Notices in Cases of Non-Attendance at School

Policy relating to witness statements and how they are written

 

Please see attached guidance notes on Witness Statements

Policy relating to witness payments and how they are to be paid etc

 

There is no written policy regarding witness payments.  The Criminal
Procedure Rules and Practice Directions available on the Ministry of
Justice website at

 

[1]https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/proced...

 

would apply to a witness summons issued by the Court upon the request of
one of the parties.

 

Policy about what parents are prosecuted or issued with a fpn / tpn.

 

Please see attached Codes of Conduct and Prosecutions guidance

 

We supply this information based on your original request. Please do not
hesitate to contact me at the above address if you have any queries
regarding the information supplied.  Remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be

contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Mrs Mary J Elliott

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services
Surrey County Council
County Hall
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2DN

Tel: 020 8541 7969

 

 

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