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Sex Offenders Working For CMBC

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you provide us with the number of registered sex offenders who are working for CMBC, along with CMBC's policy on employing registered sex offenders.

Can you also provide us with details of how many CMBC staff, current and former, have been convicted of, charged with or alleged to have committed sex offences?

We would also like to know how many allegations of sex offences have been made against CMBC employees, agents and principals during the period mentioned below.

The information supplied should span from the current year and as far back as the time limit for FOI requests permits.

Yours faithfully,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Helen Ambler, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

In order for your request to be valid, please provide me with your full name.

Thank you.

Helen Ambler
Information Governance Officer
The Borough Council of Calderdale
Legal & Democratic Services
Town Hall
Crossley Street
HALIFAX
HX1 1UJ

Tel: 01422 392043
Email: [email address]

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Helen Ambler,

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

We are writing to request an internal review of Helen Ambler's handling of our FOI request 'Sex Offenders Working For CMBC'.

Helen Ambler appears to be incapable of understanding whom can make Freedom of Information requests and has unlawfully declined to respond thus far, claiming that she requires our "full name" in order for our FOI request to be valid, yet she has already been given our full name, which, for the avoidance of doubt, is Calderdale Against Corruption.

I refer you to the Information Commissioners Office website which states:

"Freedom of information requests can also be made by organisations, for example a newspaper, a campaign group, or a company."

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

As such, Calderdale Against Corruption clearly meets the criteria of being able to submit a lawful Freedom of Information request as the organisation is a campaign group.

In light of the above information, please continue processing the request as we trust it has been established that the request is indeed valid and lawful and that Helen Ambler was mistaken in her response and should probably receive some additional training in respect to her obligations as "Information Governance Officer" because not knowing this information implies she is currently incompetent to discharge her duties in her current role.

Yours sincerely,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Helen Ambler, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

I am away from the office until Monday 23 December 2019.  If your email
cannot wait then please telephone (01422) 392043.

 

 

 

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Helen Ambler, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Good morning,

Thank you for your email.

I have sought clarification from my manager and I will now log your request and respond in the normal way. Apologies for the confusion.

Given that we have not yet responded to your request, there is no requirement for an internal review.

Kind regards,

Helen Ambler
Information Governance Officer
The Borough Council of Calderdale
Legal & Democratic Services
Town Hall
Crossley Street
HALIFAX
HX1 1UJ

Tel: 01422 392043
Email: [email address]

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Helen Ambler, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement in relation to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Helen Ambler

Information Governance Officer

The Borough Council of Calderdale

Legal & Democratic Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX

HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392043

Email: [email address]

 

 

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Helen Ambler,

We must express extreme dismay and disbelief at yet further incorrect information being given by you, namely the fact that you assert that "there is no requirement for an internal review" as you haven't yet responded to the lawful request we made.

We once again refer you to the Information Commissioner's Office advice on this matter, where it states:

"A requester can ask for an internal review if he believes a public authority has failed to deal with his request properly". (Source - https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...)

As you failed to handle the request properly in the first instance, namely that you failed to process a lawful request for information by incorrectly stating that our request was not valid because you needed a "full name", we believe that an internal review is required because you did not comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and failed to deal with our request properly.

As such, please escalate this issue to your senior manager, or someone who is actually competent enough to correctly handle our original request and also the request for the internal review. We would like the original request to be fulfilled by the legislated deadline, and we would also like the internal review to be carried out subject to the appropriate deadline.

Also, please pass this on to your direct manager as we wish to formally complain directly about your handling of this request as we believe that you are not competent enough to deal with such requests if you fail to understand what is, and isn't, a lawful request for information and when an internal review should be conducted.

Yours sincerely,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sirs

 

Please find attached our acknowledgment of receipt of your request
received today.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Suzanne Prescott

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall, Crossley Street, HALIFAX, HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392297

Email: [email address]

 

 

 

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Helen Ambler, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Attachment

Good afternoon,

 

Please find attached our response in relation to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Helen Ambler

Information Governance Officer

The Borough Council of Calderdale

Legal & Democratic Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX

HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392043

Email: [email address]

 

 

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Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

2 Attachments

Dear Sirs

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Prescott

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall, Crossley Street, HALIFAX, HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392297

Email: [email address]

 

 

 

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