Trafford Youth Justice Service

Michael Gaffney made this Freedom of Information request to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Michael Gaffney

Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

1. How many individuals in the care of Trafford Youth Justice Service have a gang-involved/gang issues label attached to their file, in your records?
2. For each individual subject to a gang-involved/gang issues label in their Trafford Youth Justice Service file, I would like the following information:
2a The age of the individual (this could be presented as a list to ensure that each individual entry remains anonymised, i.e. 20 individuals aged 17, 6 aged 18, 22 aged 19 etc)
2b How many of the individuals listed as ‘gang-nominals’ are males, and how many are females
2c The ethnicity of the individual (again this can be presented as a list, i.e. 40 black, 30 white etc)
2d The individual’s risk of harm classification (again this can be presented as a list, i.e. 10 very high, 30 high etc)
2e Has the individual been convicted of a violent offence? (this can again be presented as a list as suggested above)

Yours faithfully,

Michael Gaffney

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Your request has been given the reference number 9406.  Please quote this in all future correspondence with regard to this request.

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Unfortunately this may lead to delays in the processing of some information rights requests  and enquiries and it may also take longer to respond to email correspondence than usual.

Thank you
Trafford Council

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Children Families & Wellbeing FOI, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Gaffney,

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Request (FOI
94016) dated 06 June 2020.

 

Please see the Council’s response below;

 

1.       How many individuals in the care of Trafford Youth Justice
Service have a gang-involved/gang issues label attached to their file, in
your records? <5

2.       For each individual subject to a gang-involved/gang issues label
in their Trafford Youth Justice Service file, I would like the following
information:

2a. The age of the individual (this could be presented as a list to ensure
that each individual entry remains anonymised, i.e. 20 individuals aged
17, 6 aged 18, 22 aged 19 etc) <5

2b. How many of the individuals listed as ‘gang-nominals’ are males, and
how many are females <5

2c. The ethnicity of the individual (again this can be presented as a
list, i.e. 40 black, 30 white etc) <5

2d. The individual’s risk of harm classification (again this can be
presented as a list, i.e. 10 very high, 30 high etc) <5

2e. Has the individual been convicted of a violent offence? (this can
again be presented as a list as suggested above) <5

 

I would like to advise that under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
Trafford Council has a duty to supply any information on request, unless
there is an exemption. In this instance, the following absolute exemption
applies to some of the information you have requested, and thus because
the individual totals to these questions would be less than 5 it is
therefore potentially possible to identify the relevant child/ young
person. Where this is the case the figure will be shown as  <5

 

Section 40(2)- The information constitutes personal data of which the
applicant is not the data subject and releasing the information would
breach the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018– we cannot disclose
all of the information to you because we believe it would be possible to
identify individuals and this would be a breach of the Data Protection
Act.

 

 

 

I hope this is helpful however if you are dissatisfied with the handling
of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review.
Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed
to: Information Governance Manager, Trafford Council, Town Hall, Talbot
Road Stretford M33 0TH or via email to
[1][Trafford Council request email]    

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Kind Regards

 

Emma Baker

Customer Engagement Support Officer

 

Integrated Customer Engagement Team (ICE)

 

Trafford Council

Trafford Town Hall

Talbot Road

Stretford

M32 0TH    

 

Tel: 0161 912 1941

Fax: 0161 912 1289

 

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Trafford Council is a well-performing, low-cost council delivering
excellent services to make Trafford a great place to live, learn, work and
relax.  You can find out more about us by visiting [3]www.trafford.gov.uk

 

 

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