Update on number of barrings and other details.

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Dear Independent Safeguarding Authority,

Just over 6 months ago I asked a series of questions of the ISA, that you kindly answered in some detail. As part of Cambridgeshire NASUWT's continued interests in the fairness of this organization and in order that I may present accurate information to future meetings I would be grateful if you could update your answers to these same questions. I have omitted any questions that you were previously unable to answer or which I now realise asked you to repeat information. I have also added five additional questions, these are questions 16 onwards. My questions are as follows:

1.How many people have been barred by the Independent Safeguarding Authority since it 'went live'?
2.How many of these people were 'automatically barred' following 'a relevant conviction or caution' and how many were discretionary barrings?
3.How many cases have been passed, so far, to the ISA to be considered for discretionary barring?
4.How many cases, which have reached the stage of 'minded to bar' have not resulted in a discretionary barring?
5.How many cases that have reached the stage of 'minded to bar' have resulted in a discretionary barring?
6.How many cases are currently 'minded to bar' with the decision not yet made?
7.How many of those people barred so far, have been barred from working with children? from working with vulnerable adults? from both?
8.How many of those people barred, under your discretionary powers, were barred from working with children? from working with vulnerable adults? from both?
9.Of those people who have been barred under the ISA's discretionary powers, how many did not submit representations within the deadline for submission (I understand this to usually be 8 weeks)? Please also divide this into those placed on the two different barred lists.
10.How long has it taken, on average, from receipt of details of a case to a final barring decision being made, in those cases when a person has been barred? AND In those instances of discretionary barring only?
11.Is this answer different depending upon which barred list they were placed upon? (children or vulnerable adults)
12.How long has it taken on average from the decision to be 'minded to bar' being reached to the decision either to bar or not? AND In those instances of discretionary barring only?
13.Is this answer different depending upon which barred list they were placed upon? (children or vulnerable adults)
14.How many of those barred so far have appealed to the upper tribunal?
15.How many of those appeals have been successful? unsuccessful? are still pending?
16.How many people who were barred under automatic barring powers have successfully had their bar lifted following an appeal?
17.How many people, barred under automatic powers, have appealed unsuccessfully?
18.How often has a 'specialist interview', authorised by the ISA, been used as a method in determining whether to bar or not?
19.How many cases, where a specialist interview was used, have resulted in the decision to bar?
20.How many times has the ISA referred the details of a case to the police or another body because of a suspected 'malicious allegation' made by the employer or other referring agency (I allude here to the fact sheet on the ISA website, that suggests that this is possible)?

Yours faithfully,

James Underwood
Vice-President Cambridge NASUWT
Member Cambridgeshire Federation Executive NASUWT

Dear Independent Safeguarding Authority,

I am writing as I have not yet received a response to a freedom of information request submitted in March, via the website 'whatdotheyknow'.

Could you either respond to this request 'promptly' as required by law or confirm that you will not be doing so.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Underwood
Vice-President Cambridge NASUWT
Executive Member Cambridgeshire Federation NASUWT.

Rees Jones Haydn, Independent Safeguarding Authority

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Dear Mr Underwood,

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

Information Governance Officer

Performance, Partnerships & Corporate Change

Independent Safeguarding Authority

PO Box 181

Darlington

DL1 9FA

[1]www.isa-gov.org.uk

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Dear Mr Underwood,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Information Governance Officer

Performance, Partnerships & Corporate Change

Independent Safeguarding Authority

PO Box 181

Darlington

DL1 9FA

[1]www.isa-gov.org.uk

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
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