Michael Carroll-Owen

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to ask the following:

England & Wales Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many safeguarding referrals have been received from the following organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Scotland Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many "Adult Support & Protection" referrals have been received from the following organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Carroll-Owen

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference FOI 2289.   Thank
you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 11/02/2020 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We have made it easier to request information from us. Our new [1]Request
for Information application is now available online. Here you can submit,
manage and stay updated on all your requests within an account. Click on
the link to create an account and get started. You will need a valid email
address to verify your account.

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 10/03/2020.
  

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[2]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

From: Michael Carroll-Owen <[FOI #645406 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2020 15:51
To: FOI Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Safeguarding referrals received
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*EXTRNL*
Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to ask the following:

England & Wales Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many
safeguarding referrals have been received from the following organisations
"Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability
Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent
Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Scotland Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many "Adult
Support & Protection" referrals have been received from the following
organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health &
Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as
Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Carroll-Owen

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FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference FOI2289.   

 

Your request for information under the above legislation has now been
considered.

 

The information requested is not separately or centrally. To provide it
would require a manual search of over 2000 referrals.

 

Therefore, the request is refused under s12 (1) Freedom of Information Act
2000, since the cost of complying would exceed the appropriate limit set
out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

In assessing the cost of complying, the costs attributable to officer time
involved in complying have been taken into account. Such costs are limited
to £450.00 under the Regulations, which equates to eighteen hours of
officer time.

 

 

We have made it easier to request information from us. Our new [1]Request
for Information application is now available online. Here you can submit,
manage and stay updated on all your requests within an account. Click on
the link to create an account and get started. You will need a valid email
address to verify your account.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of this response may be published in
our Disclosure Log where appropriate.

 

This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Disclosure
Log is available online at the following address:

 

[2]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

I trust that this information answers your request, but if you have any
further requests please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. Please contact the Information Governance
Team no later than 40 working days after the date of this letter, after
which time we will consider the matter closed.

 

Law and Governance

North Tyneside Council

Quadrant

The Silverlink North

Cobalt Business Park

North Tyneside

NE27 0BY

 

e-mail [3][North Tyneside Council request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[4]www.ico.org.uk

Regards

Geoff Snary

Senior Information Governance Officer

[5]North Tyneside Council

 

Tel: 0191 643 5623  Fax: 0191 643 2451

 

[6]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

Please note that my working days are Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

From: Eilidh.Cook On Behalf Of FOI Officer
Sent: 11 February 2020 16:40
To: Michael Carroll-Owen <[FOI #645406 email]>
Cc: FOI Officer <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Safeguarding referrals
received [Scanned]

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference FOI 2289.   Thank
you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 11/02/2020 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We have made it easier to request information from us. Our new [7]Request
for Information application is now available online. Here you can submit,
manage and stay updated on all your requests within an account. Click on
the link to create an account and get started. You will need a valid email
address to verify your account.

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 10/03/2020.
  

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[8]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

From: Michael Carroll-Owen <[9][FOI #645406 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2020 15:51
To: FOI Officer <[10][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Safeguarding referrals received
[Scanned]

 

*EXTRNL*
Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to ask the following:

England & Wales Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many
safeguarding referrals have been received from the following organisations
"Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability
Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent
Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Scotland Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many "Adult
Support & Protection" referrals have been received from the following
organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health &
Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as
Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Carroll-Owen

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[11][FOI #645406 email]

Is [12][North Tyneside Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council? If
so, please contact us using this form:
[13]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[14]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[15]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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