Social worker yvonne kapungu

bob made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,
please provide me with the following
1 yvonne kapungu's new working adress for papers to be served upom her many thanks

Yours faithfully,

bob

Kent County Council

Dear Bob

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 31st January 2014 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/14/0016 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Debbie Percival
BSS Information Resilience & Transparency
Information Access Officer
Room 2.71 Sessions House
Maidstone
Kent ME14 1XQ
01622 696357 (VPN 7000 6357)
Fax 01622 696075
[email address]

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Kent County Council

Dear Bob

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to court papers.   

 

Any court papers relating to a Kent County Council employee should be
served on: 
 
Director of Governance and Law
Kent County Council 
County Hall 
Maidstone 
ME14 1XQ.  
 
If this does not satisfy your request, please provide more detail on the
nature of the papers and the reasons why papers cannot be served on Kent
County Council via its Legal Team. 
 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/14/0016.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints.  

 

Many thanks
 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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Dear Kent County Council,

I did not mention they were court papers all i asked for was her working adress to give her paper nothing to do with court i find this very disterbing as you asume what papers i hold for yvonne kapungu so i request again for her new working adress as she is still registered to gravesend and they are unwilling to provide me with this information.

Yours faithfully,

bob

Kent County Council

Dear Bob

 

Thank you for your email. I have passed this onto the relevant team to
provide a response. 

 

This is being dealt with as a follow-on query to your previous request,
under the same reference number FOI/14/0016.

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not legislate for such
follow-on requests and therefore there is no statutory timeframe for us to
respond within.  However, I will endeavour to supply the data to you as
soon as possible but no later than 14 February 2014 (20 working days from
date of receipt).

 

Best regards

 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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Dear Kent County Council,

i have recieved an email stating my responce in now over due i am noiw requesting an internal review

Yours faithfully,

bob

Kent County Council

Dear Bob
 
Thank you for your email of 18th January and your request for review of
1st February. 
 
Firstly, please accept my apologies for presuming that the papers you
wanted to serve on Yvonne Kapungu (as you stated in your original request)
were court ones. The term "serving papers" usually only applies to legal
papers hence our assumption.
 
We do not hold information about Yvonne Kapungu's new/current working
address as she is no longer a Kent County Council employee; she actually
left September last year. 
 
The address for the Gravesend Family Support Team that Ms Kapungu used to
work for is Joynes House, New Road, Gravesend, DA11 0AT. Please send any
non-legal correspondence for the attention of the Team Manager, Ms Juliet
Broadley.
 
Any legal papers should be directed to the Director of Governance and Law,
Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ as we advised you in
our original response of 14th January.
 
With regard to your request for review on the basis that our response is
overdue, I should like to point out that this is not the case. You
submitted your original request to us on 3rd January and we replied to you
on 14th January, 7 working days from receipt and well within the
20-working day limit. We then have a further 20 working days to deal with
any complaints or queries arising from the response we provided, so we
will not be "overdue" until 14th February.
 
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However, if you remain unhappy, you can now appeal to the Information
Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the Freedom of Information Act
2000. Details of what you need to do, should you wish to pursue this
course of action, are available from the Information Commissioner’s
website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints, or you can phone the ICO
Helpline on 0303 123 1113.

 
Best regards
 
Caroline Dodge
Team Leader, Information Resilience & Transparency Team,
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 221652, Internal 7000 1652,
Fax: 01622 696075
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Dear Kent County Council,

I find it very hard to believe that you dont hold a new working adress as im sure she recieves a lot of corespondance if you give me the excate date and please tell if this social worker was asked to leave or left of her own accord

Yours faithfully,

bob

Kent County Council

Dear Bob

As stated, Yvonne Kapungu left last September (of her own accord) and Kent County Council does not have a record as to who she may be working for now or where. KCC has no need to routinely collect information about its ex-employees' current employment status. Prior to leaving, her social services clients/case load would have been reassigned to other social workers so any work related correspondence addressed to her personally since September would be handled by either her manager or her colleagues.

If you do not believe this, then you should now escalate your complaint to the Information Commissioner having exhausted KCC's complaints process. http://ico.org.uk/complaints/getting/1

As I have advised you previously, if you wish to make a complaint about KCC Children's Social Services or a particular social worker, then you should either follow the Children's Social Services complaints process http://www.kent.gov.uk/childrens_social_...,
or if you already have done so and are not satisfied with the outcome, you may be able to escalate your complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman http://www.lgo.org.uk/making-a-complaint/.

You can check the registration status of any social worker on the Health & Care Professions Council register http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/. It is the responsibility of the individual to keep this updated.

Best regards

Caroline Dodge
Team Leader, Information Resilience & Transparency Team,
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 221652, Internal 7000 1652,
Fax: 01622 696075
http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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Dear Kent County Council,

so if miss kapungu is no longer employed by kcc then why do papers still need to be giving to kcc if she is not employed by them

Yours faithfully,

bob

Kent County Council

Dear Bob

If you want to contact Ms Kapungu regarding a private matter that is unconnected with either Ms Kapungu's employment or any of the services provided by KCC or its employees, then no, you do not have to go through Kent County Council.

However, if the papers you want to give to Ms Kapungu are regarding any decisions/actions taken by her when she was employed by KCC in her capacity as a social care professional, then it is KCC, as the Local Authority, that is responsible for dealing with any requests, enquiries, issues or concerns arising from its employees' (or ex-employees') actions, not the individual employee (or ex-employee) themselves.

I reiterate my previous advice regarding courses of action that you should now pursue if you remain unhappy:-

If you consider that KCC has not complied with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you should now escalate your complaint to the Information Commissioner having exhausted KCC's complaints process. http://ico.org.uk/complaints/getting/1
If you wish to make a complaint about KCC Children's Social Services or a particular social worker, then you should either follow the Children's Social Services complaints process http://www.kent.gov.uk/childrens_social_...,
or if you already have done so and are not satisfied with the outcome, you may be able to escalate your complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman http://www.lgo.org.uk/making-a-complaint/.

Best regards

Caroline Dodge
Team Leader, Information Resilience & Transparency Team,
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 221652, Internal 7000 1652,
Fax: 01622 696075
http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

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fasierfanclub1 left an annotation ()

Yvonne Kapungu is currently based at Woodlands Place, Roadlands Road, Gillingham. She is currently employed by Medway Council.

fasierfanclub1 left an annotation ()

Woodlands Place
Woodlands Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2DT

bob left an annotation ()

thank you so much!!

fasierfanclub1 left an annotation ()

You are welcome Bob,but i am unable to divulge the source of the information.

bob left an annotation ()

Many thanks for getting it for me :)

sandy Joyce left an annotation ()

So you have been lied to? Is Medway/Gillingham not in Kent anymore?

If she is employed by Medway council, she is employed by KCC, who have denied this.

WHY are you people allowing the foi personnel to lie? It is gross misconduct

fasierfanclub1 left an annotation ()

Although Medway is in Kent it is a Unitary Authority, seperate to KCC. There Bob has NOT been lied to.

fasierfanclub1 left an annotation ()

Bob,

I have noted that you have emailed me. I do not wish to reply to any messages because i value my privacy and do not know you.

You asked why I hve involved myself in your search, questionig the fact that I have recently joined. I was curious about the site, saw a name that i recognised and thought that I would assist by suppliying you with the address that you had been seeking. My membership is very recent because I joined in order to be able to provide you with the information that you were seekng. Nothing more sisnister than that. I have no connection to the person i question, but she has a very unusual and memorable name.

I not understand why you might be having difficulties, as I have provided you with the correct work address for the person that you seek.

I hope that his clarifies matters for you.

regards

frasierfanclub1

Sacha Griffin left an annotation ()

Hi just to clarify Ivonne Kapungu is one with Bromley council