Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Please provide the following information.

1) Have spit hoods or spit guards ever been used during the detention of a prisoner over the age of 18 in custody during the proceeding 12 months?

2) Have spit hoods or spit guards ever been used during the detention of a prisoner under the age of 18 in custody during the proceeding 12 months?

3) In relation to question (2), if so what was the youngest age of the person under the age of 18.

4) Do you ensure that an appropriate adult is present at all times when a person under the age of 18 is taken into custody.

5) Do you ensure that an appropriate adult is present at all times when a vulnerable person/adult is taken into custody.

6) If spit hoods or spit guards are used, could you please provide:
a) any health and safety assessements on the use of hoods
b) any policy or guidence on when these should, or should not be deployed

Yours faithfully,
Neil McGovern

Freedom of Information (Cambs), Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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K Kennedy

Information Rights

Bedfordshire Police

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Dear Freedom of Information (Cambs),

Thank you for your reply. I understand the difficulty in searcing individual custodial records, so if possible (and to avoid a separate FOI request), would it be possible to modify the request to be:
a) How many spit hoods were purchased in the proceeding 12 months?
b) If known, what was the stock level of spit hoods held by the force 12 months ago?
c) What is the stock level of spit hoods held today?
d) Are spit hoods routinely disposed of after a single use?

Yours sincerely,

Neil McGovern

Freedom of Information (Cambs), Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Good morning Mr McGovern

Thank you for your email, this request for information will be treated as a new request.

Kind regards

K Kennedy
Information Rights
Bedfordshire Police
Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK43 9AX

Tel Office: 01234 858150

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Dear Neil McGovern,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 21st
October.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Kennedy

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