Shepherd Report

Cathy Fox made this Freedom of Information request to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you send me a redacted copy of the Shepherd Report into child sexual abuse at Knowle View
Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms. Fox,

 

RE: - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request for information held by Rochdale Council which
was received by us on 3^rd June 2014 regarding the Shepherd Report into
child sexual abuse at Knowl View.

 

I write to advise you that your request has been allocated to the
department best able to deal with your queries, and will be considered
under the Freedom of Information Act. Under the Act we are required to
provide a response within 20 working days, therefore you should receive a
response from us by the end of 1^st July 2014.

Should you have any queries, please contact us using the details below.

Yours Sincerely,

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

 

 

[1]Phone [2]01706 925505

[3]Mail [4][Rochdale Council request email]

 

Rochdale Borough Council

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Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

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FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms. Fox,

 

Further to your Freedom of Information Request which was received on 3^rd
June 2014, please accept my sincerest apologies that a response has not
yet been provided.  

 

The department that your request was allocated to is still in the process
of considering your request and making a decision on what information
should be released. However we will ensure that a response is provided at
the earliest opportunity. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience this delay
causes.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

 

 

[1]Phone [2]01706 925505

[3]Mail [4][Rochdale Council request email]

 

Rochdale Borough Council

Floor 2, Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

To access our services go to [5]www.rochdale.gov.uk

For news and social media updates go to [6]www.rochdalenewsroom.com

 

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Dear FOI,

I am still awaiting a response and Rochdale Council is not in compliance with the law. Please state the section of the law upon which you are relying to delay answering this request.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am still awaiting a response and Rochdale Council is not in
compliance with the law. Please state the section of the law upon
which you are relying to delay answering this request.
Rochdale Council is obviously in no position to ask any of its citizens to comply with anything they ask

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Cathy Fox

 

RE: - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
Freedom of Information Request.  In response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act, Rochdale MBC are happy
to supply the attached information.

 

Thank you

 

Regards

 

 

 

[1]Phone [2]01706 925505

[3]Mail [4][email address]

 

Rochdale Borough Council

Floor 2, Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

To access our services go to [5]www.rochdale.gov.uk

For news and social media updates go to [6]www.rochdalenewsroom.com

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply and the information it contained.
However you still have not complied with the FOI Act.

On 22 July I asked "Please state the section of the law upon
which you are relying to delay answering this request."
I would like an answer to this.
I would like to know the reason as to why it took 3 and half months to produce the Redacted report.
It bears no proof that it is the Shepherd Report - is there nothing on any pages to ascertain this? If not could you send me the letter that accompanied it?
You have not followed the ICO guidance for redaction. Please could you tell me the exemptions on which you rely for each of the redactions

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms. Fox,

 

Thank you for your email and I’m very sorry to hear that you are unhappy
with the response you have received to your various queries. I can confirm
that the issues you have raised have been forwarded to the relevant staff
member to provide the answers and we will provide a response as soon as
possible.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

 

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[2]Phone [3]01706 925505

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Rochdale Borough Council

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Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

To access our services go to [6]www.rochdale.gov.uk

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Dear Cathy Fox

 

RE: - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
email.  In response to your queries raised, Rochdale MBC are happy to
supply the attached information.

 

Thank you

 

Regards

 

Information Governance Unit

Customers & ICT

 

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[2]Phone [3]01706 925505

[4]Mail [5][Rochdale Council request email]

 

Rochdale Borough Council

Floor 2, Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

 

To access our services go to [6]www.rochdale.gov.uk

For news and social media updates go to [7]www.rochdalenewsroom.com

 

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