Structure Charts for Children’s and Adults Services

Louise Walsh made this Freedom of Information request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan 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,

Louise Walsh

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Walsh,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-0450-19

 

Further to your request for information regarding an 'Up to Date Directory
of Children's & Adults Social Care Services Structure and contact
information for people within that structure, please refer to the attached
documents, detailing this information in respect of all senior managers
within both of these services.

 

Please note, the information enclosed was up to date at the time that this
request was received, however due to ongoing staff changes it may be
subject to change. Furthermore we are unable to release information in
respect of all staff employed within these services as: -

 

Firstly, whilst we can confirm that the council does hold this
information, it is estimated that the cost of complying with this request
would exceed the appropriate limit as specified in the Freedom Of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Time Limit and Fees)
Regulation 2004. For the council this limit is currently set at £450 and
this represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the council holds the information locating, retrieving
and then extracting the information specific to your request.

 

Our belief that compliance with this request would exceed the appropriate
limit is based on the following determination that this task would require
us to manually to pull off staffing information for each member of staff,
one staff member at a time, whilst working out where each member of staff
sits within the hierarchy of these service areas. we would then need to
compile a chart accordingly and manually match contact details for each of
these staff members using an internal directory, which would clearly
exceed the 18 hour time limit.

 

Accordingly, with reference to s.12 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, the council would be from providing this information.

 

Secondly, other than the names and contact details of senior managers (as
enclosed), we consider this category of information as personal data and
therefore regard it to be further exempt under s.40(2) of the FOIA. With
regards to senior management, given the seniority and the public presence
that these roles attract, this information we would consider to be already
within the public domain and more importantly for it be within the public
interest to disclose as this would encourage not only greater scrutiny and
accountability but also greater transparency and wider public confidence
within the functions of these two council services. Accordingly we regard
only part of the information requested to be exempt under s.40(2) and with
the remainder of this information disclosable under the provisions of s.1
of the FOIA (ref to information enclosed).

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. 
However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

Fakhara Qanwal

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [2]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [3]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Walsh,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-0450-19

 

Further to your request for information regarding an 'Up to Date Directory
of Children's & Adults Social Care Services Structure and contact
information for people within that structure, please refer to the attached
documents, detailing this information in respect of all senior managers
within both of these services.

 

Please note, the information enclosed was up to date at the time that this
request was received, however due to ongoing staff changes it may be
subject to change. Furthermore we are unable to release information in
respect of all staff employed within these services as: -

 

Firstly, whilst we can confirm that the council does hold this
information, it is estimated that the cost of complying with this request
would exceed the appropriate limit as specified in the Freedom Of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Time Limit and Fees)
Regulation 2004. For the council this limit is currently set at £450 and
this represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the council holds the information locating, retrieving
and then extracting the information specific to your request.

 

Our belief that compliance with this request would exceed the appropriate
limit is based on the following determination that this task would require
us to manually to pull off staffing information for each member of staff,
one staff member at a time, whilst working out where each member of staff
sits within the hierarchy of these service areas. we would then need to
compile a chart accordingly and manually match contact details for each of
these staff members using an internal directory, which would clearly
exceed the 18 hour time limit.

 

Accordingly, with reference to s.12 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, the council would be from providing this information.

 

Secondly, other than the names and contact details of senior managers (as
enclosed), we consider this category of information as personal data and
therefore regard it to be further exempt under s.40(2) of the FOIA. With
regards to senior management, given the seniority and the public presence
that these roles attract, this information we would consider to be already
within the public domain and more importantly for it be within the public
interest to disclose as this would encourage not only greater scrutiny and
accountability but also greater transparency and wider public confidence
within the functions of these two council services. Accordingly we regard
only part of the information requested to be exempt under s.40(2) and with
the remainder of this information disclosable under the provisions of s.1
of the FOIA (ref to information enclosed).

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. 
However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

Fakhara Qanwal

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [2]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [3]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

[4]http://int.walsall.gov.uk/portals/0/Comm...

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT CONFIDENTIALITY AND DO NOT SHARE OR FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE
WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message
should be regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only
unless explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it
must be deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this
message are personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless
explicitly stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be
intercepted and read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with Council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or detect crime. You should also be aware that any
email may be the subject of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of
Information or Environmental Information legislation and therefore could
be disclosed to third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as
messages can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we
strongly advise you not to email any information, which if disclosed to
unrelated third parties would be likely to cause harm or distress. If you
have an enquiry of this nature please provide a postal address to allow us
to communicate with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by
email you must realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

 

 

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