Use of predictive analytics

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Privacy International

To whom this may concern,

I am writing to you on behalf of Privacy International. I am seeking to access the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. Have you already started to use the predictive casenotes model developed by “Achieving for Children” as described in Case Study 1 of the publication “Using predictive analytics in local public services”? (accessible here: https://www.local.gov.uk/publications/us...)

2. If you answered “Yes” to Question 1, when did you start using the model?

3. What categories of data have been used to create the model?

4. What data-sharing arrangements did you rely on to inform the model? Please share them.

5. Have you conducted a data protection impact assessment? If so please share.

6. Has there been audit to consider the risk of discrimination? If so please share.

7. Please provide any evaluations of the functioning and impact of the model.

8. Please provide any operational reviews of the model.

9. Please provide any reports about the accuracy or effectiveness of the model.

10. If you answered “No” to Question 1, please state why. If implementation of the model is in progress or otherwise planned, please indicate a detailed timeline for completion.

11. Could you share any document you may hold about this model? (internal briefing notes, meeting minutes, reports, instructional materials, technical manuals etc.)

12. Have you consulted any specialist organisations about the predictive model? If so, please tell us their names.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12 of FOIA, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of FOIA, as to how to refine this request. We would be grateful for any advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us via email and we will be happy to clarify what we are asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Eva Blum-Dumontet
Senior Research Officer
Privacy International

AfC Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests, Achieving for Children

Dear Ms Blum-Dumontet,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. 
Achieving for Children provides Children's Services for three Boroughs:
Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames and Windsor & Maidenhead. Could
you kindly confirm whether you wish to receive data for one particular
Borough, or all three? Please note that you request will be placed on hold
until we hear from you.
Yours sincerely,
Rebecca Granberg
Information Governance Support 
Business Services and Transformation
  
Email: [1][Achieving for Children request email]
Achieving for Children
42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW
[2]http://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/

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Privacy International

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for your reply. We would like to receive data for all three boroughs.

Yours sincerely,

Privacy International

Privacy International

Dear Rebecca,
I am writing today to remind you that by law Achieving for Children should have responded to our request by August 9th, as it has been 20 working days since we responded to your previous message.

We look forward to receiving a response to our request as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Eva Blum-Dumontet
Privacy International

AfC Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests, Achieving for Children

Dear Ms Blum-Dumontet, 
Your Freedom of Information request has been considered. Please see the
response below. 
Request
1. Have you already started to use the predictive casenotes model
developed by “Achieving for Children” as described in Case Study 1 of the
publication “Using predictive analytics in local public services”?
(accessible here: [1]https://www.local.gov.uk/publications/us...

2. If you answered “Yes” to Question 1, when did you start using the
model?

3. What categories of data have been used to create the model?

4. What data-sharing arrangements did you rely on to inform the model?
Please share them.

5. Have you conducted a data protection impact assessment? If so please
share.

6. Has there been audit to consider the risk of discrimination? If so
please share.

7. Please provide any evaluations of the functioning and impact of the
model.

8. Please provide any operational reviews of the model.

9. Please provide any reports about the accuracy or effectiveness of the
model.

10. If you answered “No” to Question 1, please state why. If
implementation of the model is in progress or otherwise planned, please
indicate a detailed timeline for completion.

11. Could you share any document you may hold about this model? (internal
briefing notes, meeting minutes, reports, instructional materials,
technical manuals etc.)

12. Have you consulted any specialist organisations about the predictive
model? If so, please tell us their names.
Response
1. No, the project has been put on hold indefinitely.
2. - 9. N/A
10. The project has been put on hold until further notice. No timeline has
been decided upon or whether the project will go ahead.  
Yours sincerely,
Rebecca Granberg
Information Governance Support 
Business Services and Transformation
  
Email: [2][Achieving for Children request email]
Achieving for Children
42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW
[3]http://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/
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