Security Licences

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Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I Make this request under the FOI Procedure.

Please can you tell me how many staff you directly employ undertaking security services in the following years

2016

2017

2018

In what positions are they employed ? ie events manager, door supervisors etc

How many of these staff in each year are holders of Security Industry Authority Licences.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr O'Neal

 

Your request for information ref. SOT72166

 

Thank you for your request for information about staff directly employ by
the council undertaking security services since 2016.  Your request was
received by the Information Rights Team on 18 September 2018.  This is
being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information Rights
legislation.

 

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we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 16
October 2018 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

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Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

[FOI #520410 email]

 

Dear Mr O'Neal

 

Your request for information ref. SOT72166 about staff directly employ
undertaking security services since 2016.

 

Unfortunately we cannot identify the information that you have asked for
from the details that you have given. We will not be able to continue with
your request until you have provided the following details

 

Please could you advise on your definition of “security services”

 

Please could you advise if you are referring to door security and event
security etc or for example CCTV staff?

 

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: Freedom of Information Manager, Corporate Services,
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit their website at
[1]www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [2]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection.

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights

 

Information Rights Team

City of Stoke on Trent

Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

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Christopher James O'Neal

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Security Licences'.

You will note from the previous FOI I have requested information about staff members undertaking security services. Your department has failed to answer the said question referring the FOI back to me for my definition of Security Services..

Surely as a local government who has a licensing section such definition is not needed from me and you will understand that security services are defined by the Security industry act 2001 something for which you have to be compliant.

I trust you will review the question and come back with a satisfactory answer before I report your authority for using unlicensed staff in various roles within stoke on trent.

No authority should be above the law and no authority should be less transparent then the law itself !

I look forward to your response.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

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

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr O'Neal,

Thank you for your email. This has been sent to the service who are collating the information for you.

If you remain dissatisfied with our response once it has been sent to you please let us know and we will carry out an Internal Review at this time.

The reason we required clarification from you was because our security services for door supervisors and event security are mainly contracted from outside suppliers. However, the City Council does directly employ staff for security roles such as CCTV and other in-house duties that do not require SIA Licensing.

We aim to respond to you by 15/10/18.

Kind Regards

Information Rights Team
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Housing and Customer Services Directorate
Civic Centre   Glebe Street   Stoke-on-Trent   ST4 1HH
Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965
Email: [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr O'Neal

 

Your request for information ref. SOT72166 about staff directly employ
undertaking security services since 2016

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes.  Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

Please can you tell me how many staff you directly employ undertaking
security services in the following years - 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In what
positions are they employed? ie events manager, door supervisors etc

 

Response:

 

2016 2017 2018
Strategic Manager – Enforcement and Operations 1 1 1
CCTV and Security Manager 1 1 1
Senior Security Officer 1 1 1
Security Officers 11 11 10
CCTV Technical and Development Officer 0 1 1
CCTV Operators 10 10 10

 

How many of these staff in each year are holders of Security Industry
Authority Licences.

 

Response: We do not undertake any security operations that fall under the
scope of the Security Industries Act 2001.

 

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: The Information Rights Manager, Information Rights
Team, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
ST4 1HH, or email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Before doing this, please
see the following link for guidance from the Information Commissioner
relating to how to use your information rights responsibly and
effectively, to enable you to gain the best outcome from the process -
[2]http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public.

 

Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you
have already used our internal review procedure. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123
1113 or you can visit their website at [3]www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [4]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection.

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

Request

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I Make this request under the FOI Procedure.

Please can you tell me how many staff you directly employ undertaking
security services in the following years

2016

2017

2018

In what positions are they employed ? ie events manager, door supervisors
etc

How many of these staff in each year are holders of Security Industry
Authority Licences.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher James O'Neal

 

 

 
There’s so much to see and do across the city this summer. [6]Click
here for more information about what’s on offer .

Keep up-to-date with events in the city, job vacancies, news from the city
council and details about services which can help you by signing up to our
email updates at [7]www.stoke.gov.uk/stayconnected

Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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References

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1. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
2. http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
4. file:///C:\Users\Kelly005l\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\434O2OF9\www.stoke.gov.uk\dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. http://www.visitstoke.co.uk/summer?utm_s...
7. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/stayconnected