Dear Melton Borough Council,

In the light of recent coverage of high profile sexual harassment and assault cases in the entertainment industry and Westminster politics, it has been suggested there may be similar issues yet to emerge Local Government.

With that in mind, I’m seeking various sets of figures.

I’m not requesting specific details of complaints and individuals involved but just figures for now.

1) How many allegations of sexual assault have been made against council staff in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?
2) How many allegations of sexual harassment have been made against council staff in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?

3) How many allegations of sexual assault have been made against councillors in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?
4) How many allegations of sexual harassment have been made against councillors in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?
5) Specifically how many of the complaints referred to above have been made since October 5, 2017? I’m trying to establish if there has been an upturn in complaints made since the issue became widely featured in the media.
6) How many of the complaints made (in questions 1-4) have been resolved and how have they been resolved ie warnings, termination of employment, matter referred to the police for criminal investigation.
7) How many staff do you currently have?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Martin

Reception, Melton Borough Council

Dear Customer

 

Thank you for contacting Melton Borough Council.  You can expect a
response within the next 10 working days.

 

You may be able to answer your query from our website www.melton.gov.uk

 

Have you signed up? You can now manage your Council Tax account online
through MyAccount

 

If your enquiry is of a more urgent nature please contact Customer
Services on 01664 502 502.

 

Many thanks

 

Customer Services

 

 

show quoted sections

Melton Borough Council

Our Ref: 792905

Directline: 01664 502 502

Email: [1][Melton Borough Council request email] 

Date: 17/11/2017

Mr Dan Martin,
 

Dear Mr Martin,

Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 dated 17/11/2017. We can confirm receipt of your
request and we will be issuing a response within 20 working days.

In the meantime, if I can be of any further assistance then please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Natalie Roberts
Customer Services Teamleader

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[Melton Borough Council request email]

Sarah Jane OConnor, Melton Borough Council

Dear Mr Martin

 

Please see below the response to your recent FOI request regarding sexual
harassment cases

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah-Jane O’Connor

Communications Manager

07500 973802

01664 502502

 

Visit our website for the easy way to access services 24/7

 

 

 

 

Dear Melton Borough Council,

 

In the light of recent coverage of high profile sexual harassment and
assault cases in the entertainment industry and Westminster politics, it
has been suggested there may be similar issues yet to emerge Local
Government.

 

With that in mind, I’m seeking various sets of figures. 

 

I’m not requesting specific details of complaints and individuals involved
but just figures for now.

 

1)            How many allegations of sexual assault have been made
against council staff in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?

There have been no allegations of sexual assault made against council
staff in the years mentioned

 

2)            How many allegations of sexual harassment have been made
against council staff in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?

There has been one allegation of sexual harassment against council staff
in 2017 and none in 2016.

 

3)            How many allegations of sexual assault have been made
against councillors in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?

We have had no allegations of sexual assault made against councillors in
the years mentioned

 

4)            How many allegations of sexual harassment have been made
against councillors in i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017?

We have had no allegations of sexual harassment  made against councillors
in the years

 

5)            Specifically how many of the complaints referred to above
have been made since October 5, 2017?  I’m trying to establish if there
has been an upturn in complaints made since the issue became widely
featured in the media.

None of these complaints have been since 5^th October 2017.

 

6)            How many of the complaints made (in questions 1-4) have been
resolved and how have they been resolved ie warnings, termination of
employment, matter referred to the police for criminal investigation.

The complaint mentioned above was resolved within the first informal stage
of the Council’s policy

 

7)            How many staff do you currently have?

At the end of September there were 194 employees of the Council  

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dan Martin

 

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

 

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[1][FOI #446915 email]

 

Is [2][Melton Borough Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Melton Borough Council? If so, please contact us
using this form:

[3]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:

[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[5]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.

 

 

show quoted sections

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org