Use of Body Worn Video

James Harding made this Freedom of Information request to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Southern Health 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

Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Harding

Thank you for your email and request for information.

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Quality and Governance
6 Sterne Road
Tatchbury Mount
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2RZ

Tel: 02380 874662
Email: [email address]
Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Harding

I am pleased to say that we are in a position to respond to your request concerning body-worn cameras.

Please find a copy of the Trust’s response letter attached for your attention.

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am obliged to inform you that all material supplied to you including, layout, presentation, text, logos, icons, photos, and all material is copyright © Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, unless otherwise stated.

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public, will require the express written permission of the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We would appreciate your feedback on how you thought your Freedom of Information request was handled and would be grateful if you could kindly complete a short questionnaire which can be accessed via the following link:

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If you have any complaints in respect of your information request, please ensure you send these to the address below within 60 days of the date of this response. We regret that we will not respond to any complaints outside of the 60 day period.

Head of Legal and Insurance Services
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
5-6 Sterne Road
Tatchbury Mount
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2RZ

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted by way of letter addressed to:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. It would be useful if you would quote the reference above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Amanda Kimber
Freedom of Information Officer and Legal Services Assistant
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
6 Sterne Road
Tatchbury Mount
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2RZ
Tel 02380 874662
Email:[email address]

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