Several Health & Social Care transactions Redacted during Qtr4 2018-2019 fiscal year

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Cheshire West and Chester Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

On analyzing your open data, we found that entire fostering IFA & Children's Residential Home payments, as well as Adult Services payments have been redacted for Qtr Jan 2019 - Mar 2019.

We request you to please un-redact these transactions as they do not constitute "personal sensitive information" fr the purposed of FOIA.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

PS: We are referring to this link ---> http://inside.cheshirewestandchester.gov...

i.e., Qtr4 in this file £500SpendQtr1toQtr4-2018-2019.xlsx

The rest of your data has been properly unredacted under your Open Data wesbite -- https://inside.cheshirewestandchester.go...

PPS: There were several In-House Fostering transactions redacted as well in that Quarter. I forgot to mention this earlier, my apologies.

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Nikhil Prabhu

Thank you for your emails dated 25 November 2019.  I have forwarded your
correspondence on to both Adults and Childrens Department and asked them
to look into the matter you have raised.

 

I trust this is of assistance.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Disclosures Team

Customer Relations and Information

Cheshire West and Chester Council

 

Tel: 0300 123 8 123

Email: [1][email address]

Location: Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port
CH65 0BE

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear FOI West,

May I request an update at this point?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Nikhil Prabhu

Thank you for your email dated 30 December 2019. I have forwarded your correspondence on to the appropriate department who will respond directly.

Yours sincerely

Disclosures Team
Customer Relations and Information
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 0300 123 8 123
Email: [email address]
Location: Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE
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TOMASSEN, Stephen, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Good Morning Nikhil,

I've had a look over Quarter 4 Jan - March 2019 transparency report, and I'm unable to find the data referring to 'IFA & Children's Residential Home Payments'.

To enable us to review the report properly, can you please send through the report and highlight the payments you would like us to un-redact. Once you have provided us with this information we will review and make a judgement whether to un-redact these payments or not.

Kind Regards,

Stephen

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Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

Thank you for your response.

The file I am talking about is http://inside.cheshirewestandchester.gov...

If you filter "Supplier Name"="Redacted" - you will find that several 'IFA & Children's Residential Home Payments' are redacted.

However, I am checking your Open Data site right now & find that file to be missing!! i.e., there is no file for £500 Spend Quarter 1 to Quarter 4 - 2018/2019!! What is going on? Please check https://inside.cheshirewestandchester.go... and revert.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

If we do not hear back from you with an update within 5 working days, we will be forced to escalate this matter with the Information Commissioner.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

TOMASSEN, Stephen, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Hi Nikhil,

Thank you for the email.

Back in December we were subject to a data breach. Since then, we have started an internal investigation. Due to this we had to pull all the transparency reports.

Once this has been completed, we will issue all reports out again.

If you still have the report dating back to Q4 18/19 can I ask you to highlight which redacted columns you are referring to and I can check at our end.

Many thanks

Stephen

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Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

Thank you for your reply.

I would have liked to point out the data for you, however, I am unable to attach files on here (this platform).
Could you please suggest an alternative or look at the specified file in your systems with the description I have provided on here?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

TOMASSEN, Stephen, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Hi Nikhil,

Ok I will revert back to Q4 18/19 and see what I can find.

I will need to liaise with our finance and data protection team.

Thanks

Stephen

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Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

Ok, Please do Sir. We would appreciate any update on the matter.
Meanwhile, I shall also conduct further checks form my side, it it may help.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

May I please request an update?

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

TOMASSEN, Stephen, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Hi Nikhil,

We are currently working on publishing all of our data over the two weeks.

I will keep you informed and notify you once this has been done.

Kind Regards

Stephen

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Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

Would you have any update on this issue?

Thank-you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear TOMASSEN, Stephen,

I understand your situation may be tight, however our request has been pending for an extremely long period of time. Hence, we will be forced to escalate this matter if we do not hear back from you this week.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

TOMASSEN, Stephen, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Hi Nikhil,

As you can tell we have taken down all of our transparency reporting. We have done this so we can undertake a full audit.

With the current circumstances, we are not able to progress this at the moment. Once we're in a position and we're confident all the data is correct we will publish.

Thanks

Stephen

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Dear Sir,

Would there have been any movement on this subject?

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu