YOT Board Minutes

Benny Faversham made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council

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Dear Leeds City Council,

This request is addressed to your capacity as accountable body for the Leeds Youth Offending Team (or locally-titled equivalent).

I request that you provide me with electronic copies of all minutes, reports and presentations considered by the partnership management board (or locally-titled equivalent) since 1st January 2012.

This specifically includes all documents relating to Local Management Reviews and Serious Case Reviews involving your YOT. I realise that anonymisation will be necessary to remove identifiable service user information from these.

Yours faithfully,

Benny Faversham

Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

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Dear Mr Faversham

 

I refer to the above and your email dated 30 September. I have contacted
the relevant services and now provide the following response to your
request for information relating to Local Management Reviews and Serious
Case Reviews.

 

I request that you provide me with electronic copies of all minutes,
reports and presentations considered by the partnership management board
(or locally-titled equivalent) since 1st January 2012.

The YOS does have a partnership board that has oversight and governance of
YOS services.

 

Where there has been a Serious Case Review (undertaken by the LCSB) or an
incident requiring a Local Management Review, a verbal update only is
given at board meetings. The actual reports are classified as RESTRICTED
under the GPMS and are not shared more widely.

 

The attached minutes are for the meetings in 2012 and 2013 give only a
brief summary of the verbal narrative and any lessons learned.

 

The other papers relating to YOS business e.g. finance and performance
reports do not relate to SCRs or LMRs and have not been supplied.

 

The last YOS partnership board meeting was held 11 September 2013 but the
minutes have not yet been published for this.

 

I hope this information is useful to you, however if you are dissatisfied
with this response then you have a right to appeal to an independent
officer within children’s services. On appeal, your request will be
re-examined and an assessment made as to whether the requirements of the
Act have been adhered to. Should you wish to follow this course of action
then please address your concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Knowledge and
Technology Team, 10th Floor East, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8DT or by
email at [1][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we
have met with our obligations under the Act.  The Commissioner has made it
clear however that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals
procedures prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact
the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory although if you have any queries
then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0113 3950782, or by return
email.

 

Kind regards

 

Dave Britton

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Leeds City Council

Tel: (0113) 2477889 (ext 77889)

Fax: (0113) 2475354 (ext 75354)

[3]www.leeds.gov.uk

 

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Dear Leeds City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Leeds City Council's handling of my FOI request 'YOT Board Minutes'.

I requested disclosure of "all minutes, reports and presentations" considered by the YOS Partnership Board. all that has been provided is an incomplete set of Board minutes (05-12-12 is missing).

Please review this and provide copies of the rest of the board meeting documents. I know DPA allows for removal of personal information, but general reports about finance, management and performance cannot qualify for DPA exemption.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/y...

kind regards,

Benny Faversham

Palmer, Nicola, Leeds City Council

Dear Mr Faversham

Thank you for your email dated 28 October, received by us on 29 October. I am sorry you were unhappy with our previous submission. I have forwarded your email onto Moin Patel who will contact you in due course.

Kind regards

Nicola Palmer
Information Access Manager
Children's Services
Leeds City Council
Tel: (0113) 3950782 (ext 50782)
www.leeds.gov.uk

Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - YOT Board Minutes

Dear Leeds City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Leeds City Council's handling of my FOI request 'YOT Board Minutes'.

I requested disclosure of "all minutes, reports and presentations" considered by the YOS Partnership Board. all that has been provided is an incomplete set of Board minutes (05-12-12 is missing).

Please review this and provide copies of the rest of the board meeting documents. I know DPA allows for removal of personal information, but general reports about finance, management and performance cannot qualify for DPA exemption.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/y...

kind regards,

Benny Faversham

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Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

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Dear Mr Faversham

 

I write in response to your request for an internal review dated 17
October 2013. I have conducted an investigation into this matter and now
provide the following response.

 

Unfortunately due to a misunderstanding we did not supply the full records
as we read your request to be asking solely for the YOT Partnership Board
minutes which related to SCR and LMR. This information was not exempt as
we did not believe the information held related to your request. I have
spoken to the officers concerned and I am satisfied that this was not
intentional and was purely due to misunderstanding the question.

 

Attached are the remainder of the minutes and reports as requested, which
include the minutes dated 05/12/12. Please note any external presentations
or reports brought to the meetings by third party partners are not held by
Leeds City Council.

 

I hope this information is useful to you and resolves your request for an
internal review. I am sorry we did not respond to your satisfaction in our
previous submission. If you remain dissatisfied you have a right under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to ask the Information
Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we have met with our
obligations under the Act. Should you wish to contact the Commissioner’s
Office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory although if you have any queries
then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0113 3950782, or by return
email.

 

Moin Patel

Information and Knowledge Manager

Childrens Services

 

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Dear Children's FOI,

Thank you for the additional documents, and the helpful explanation of previous non-disclosure. I accept that was a misunderstanding.

Please could you complete this request by providing copies of the YOS Partnership Board minutes for 05-12-12 and 11-09-13.

kind regards,

Benny Faversham

Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

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Hi

Please find attached the minutes from 05/12/12 - I'm sorry these were not emailed previously. I will request the minutes from 11/09/13 as I have not received these and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Nicola Palmer
Information Access Manager
Children's Services
Leeds City Council
Tel: (0113) 3950782 (ext 50782)
www.leeds.gov.uk

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Dear Children's FOI,

I am still waiting for YOS Partnership Board minutes for 11-09-13. Please could you contact the responsible officer and ask for this to be actioned without further delay?

kind regards,

Benny Faversham

Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

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Dear Mr Faversham

Please find attached the minutes requested, I apologise for the delay in supplying these to you.

Kind regards
Dave

Dave Britton
Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Leeds City Council
Tel: (0113) 2477889 (ext 77889)
Fax: (0113) 2475354 (ext 75354)
www.leeds.gov.uk

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Dear Children's FOI,

Thanks for that final item. This request is completed.

Kind Regards,

Benny Faversham