Use of Body Worn Video

Emily Mcghie made this Freedom of Information request to Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS 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,

Emily Mcghie

Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

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Dear Sir/Madam,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust Ref: FOI 2959

 

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 22 November 2017. In
accordance with section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later
than 20 working days following the Trust’s receipt of your request.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must
be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time
limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is
a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in
this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess
whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART
11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the
application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Regards,

 

Paul Lewis-Grundy

Company Secretary

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

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Foi (DUDLEY AND WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST),

Dear Ms McGhie

 

Further to your FOI  request, I can confirm that body cameras are not used
by Trust staff or by contractors working on any of our sites.  The
remainder of the questions are therefore not applicable to this Trust.  I
can confirm that your request has now been closed.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.  If you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the
Information Governance Officer on 01384 325013 or email
[email address]

 

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

 

Linda Wix

Acting Personal Assistant to Mark Axcell (Chief Executive), Ben Reid
(Chairman) & Non-Executive Directors - Directorate Administrator

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

               

Contact Details:

External number:   01384 325010

Internal extension: 65010

 

Email: [email address

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Trust HQ

Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor

47-49 King Street

Dudley, DY2 8PS

 

 

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