Structure Charts for Children’s and Adults Services

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Dear Torbay Borough Council,

I would like to request the structure charts for children’s & adults social care please
I would like the following,
Names, email addresses, contact numbers and job title of all Deputy Team Managers, Team Managers & Service Managers that manage Children & Adults Statutory Social Care Services within the Local Authority please

Yours faithfully,

Alex Frost

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

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Dear Alex Frost

 

I confirm that Torbay Council has now considered your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please find attached a copy of the staff structure within Children’s
Services.

 

Under Section 40(2) names of staff members are exempt from disclosure as
they are considered to be personal information of a living individual and
would lead to an individual being identified. However we have to consider
what the reasonable expectation of the staff members would be in terms of
whether they are of a level where it would be expected that their names
would be disclosed. Torbay Council take the view that Heads of Service and
above would have this expectation and therefore this information is
disclosed within the structure chart attached.

 

Section 40(2) is an absolute exemption and therefore there is no
requirement to consider the public interest test however, given that this
is staffing information, I have considered the public interest and it is
considered that names of staff would not be of great public interest and
therefore the duty to protect the rights of individuals under the Data
Protection Act 2018 outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

 

Email addresses at Torbay Council consist of firstname.surname@
torbay.gov.uk. staff can also be contacted on 01803 201201. For Adult
Social Care information I can confirm that Torbay Council does not hold
the information you have requested and have identified that your request
would be more appropriately addressed to Torbay and South Devon NHS
Foundation Trust (TSDFT) who is responsible for Adult Social Care within
Torbay.

 

To obtain the information you have requested, please contact TSDFT
directly, whose contact details are as follows:

 

Post: Data Access & Disclosure Office

Hengrave House

Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge

Torquay TQ2 7AA

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Bee

Information Compliance

Torbay Council

Torquay Town Hall

Castle Circus

Torquay

TQ1 3DR

 

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