Use of Body Worn Video

James Harding made this Freedom of Information request to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please send me:

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
If yes, please detail:
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?
How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

James Harding

PENNINECARE, foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Dear Mr Harding,

 

FOI ref: 2017/1734

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 28^th November 2017.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case by
28^th December 2017.  Please be aware, the information you have requested
may not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.

 

We will inform you if:

•               we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We
aim to give you a revised due date as soon as possible.

•               we are unable to give you the information as responding to
your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would
take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the
information you request.

•               your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to
another public authority to obtain the information you have requested

 

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting
the reference number above.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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PENNINECARE, foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Mr Harding,

 

FOI ref: 2017/1734

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 28^th
November 2017.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Trust.

 

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

 

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body
cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties?

 

I can confirm that within our Trust; staff (or contractors) do not
use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices whilst
performing their duties.

 

If yes, please detail:

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation?

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by
your organisation?

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation?

If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract
term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of
said contract?

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

 

 

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

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Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Information Governance Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is preferred, complaints may be sent to
[2][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you
are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to
the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act.

 

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Commissioner please visit their website at [3]www.ico.org.uk
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

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Water Lane

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Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[5][FOI #449073 email]

 

Is [6][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust? If so, please contact us
using this form:

[7]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[9]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

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