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FOI Disclosure Log 2021

 
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23/12/2021 268/21
FINAL

During the course of your request a number of follow up queries and comments have been received, and for the sake of completeness I will address all elements of your request in this final response.

Due to the volume of questions being asked, I have incorporated them into the attached PDF document.

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13/12/2021 268/21

6. Can you confirm that under your restructure of the OPCC you have already removed the posts of the chief executive and deputy chief executive and that you will remove the existing postholder of the chief finance officer role?

9. Can you confirm that these 3 roles all included monitoring functions to ensure your compliance with legal, financial and other regulations?

10. Can you confirm that on 13 May 2021, your first day as PCC, you arrived at the office with a strategic adviser, whose role included many of the responsibilities of the existing chief exec?

11. Can you confirm what amount the pro rata salary of this individual was set at?

12. Can you confirm the length in months of the strategic adviser’s position within the OPCC that was agreed at the outset of his position with you i.e. from 13 May 2021?

13. What other costs are associated with the role of the strategic adviser, including costs for

14. Can you confirm that this strategic advisor had already worked with you as part of your political campaign to be elected?

15. Can you list all of the posts in your revised structure for the office, excluding all posts which do not attract cost to the OPCC such as posts exclusively in the Violence Reduction Network, and the police liaison officer. Can you also exclude PCC/Deputy PCC posts?

Additional questions submitted 16 November 2021

1. At the start of your term in office you were very unhappy about the budget that you inherited from your predecessor. You spoke to the Home Office about your concerns. Following that, the Home Office conducted a review of the budget. Can you provide the Home Office review?

5. Is ex-Chief Constable Veale still working for you? If not, when did he stop? If he still is working for you, how long do you intend to retain him in his present role? It has been widely reported in national and local media that Mr Veale had to resign from his previous role with Cleveland Police, following findings by the Independent Office for Police Conduct that there was sufficient evidence that he had breached professional standards. It was reported that he was to face proceedings for gross misconduct

(1) Have these proceedings in relation to Mr Veale’s behaviour taken place? If so, what was the outcome?
(2) In view of the seriousness of the allegations against Mr Veale, have you formally discussed his appointment with the Police and Crime Panel in open session, as would occur with any other senior appointment to the OPCC?
(3) Please provide his job description and details of his salary.

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13/12/21 3526/21

Re: Chief Executive, David Peet. We read the appointment, this doesn’t give details. May we have:

  1. Job Description
  2. Mr Peet’s CV
  3. Where/How the job was advertised?
Response
02/12/21 3515/21

I wish to make a FOI request for data on:

Total number of Police complaint reviews by Office of Leicestershire PCC from 1/2/2020 to 19/11/2021
Total number of police complaints upheld by Office of Leicestershire PCC from 1/2/2020 to 19/11/2021

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13/10/21 3429/21

Please provide the following information:

  • The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21
  • The total remuneration bill in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. Remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind. Please itemize all of these separately.
  • The total remuneration paid to the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21
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03/10/21 2848/21

Please provide the following information:

Subjects: A) Appointment of as Mr Mike Veale as Adviser to the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Rupert Matthews. B) Changes to Administrative and Support Personnel in the PCC Office in 2021

I respectfully request the following details:

The Appointment of as Mr Mike Veale as Adviser to the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner:

1)      How the post of Adviser was advertised.

2)      In which public journals was the post advertised

3)      How many candidates applied.

4)      If a preliminary sift of candidates took place, who conducted it.

5)      If a selection panel was appointed, its members and their affiliations as required by Nolan standards.

6)      If a selection panel was not appointed, who made the decision and his/her reasons for not having one

7)      The criteria against which the candidates were evaluated and the evaluations (the identities of the unsuccessful candidates may be redacted)

8)      Disclosure of any previous contacts between Mr Matthews and the selected candidate, Mr Veale

9)      Whether Mr Veale informed the panel of his upcoming investigation by the IPCC or any political affiliation (if so, to state the affiliation)

10)    Whether Mr Veale informed the panel of the previous IPCC investigation he underwent while working for Wiltshire Constabulary.

11)    How the salary of this Adviser was calculated, and against which recognised criteria was it set.

Changes to Administrative and Support Personnel in the PCC Office in 2021. It is not clear just 'how many staff are in the OPCC office, at what levels they operate or whether the number of staff has changed during the period in question (increase or decrease to be notified, please). This refers to those relatively senior members of the OPCC administration who advice the Police and Crime Commissioner, take directions/instructions from him or take what may be construed as executive or political action from him.

12)         What change, if any, have been made within Administrative and Support Personnel in the PCC Office since January 2021 and dates of change, and if so:

a)     Which posts and personnel were changed

b)     How any such posts were advertised.

c)     In which public journals were they advertised

d)     How many candidates applied.

e)     If a preliminary sift of candidates took place, who conducted it.

f)       If a selection panel was appointed, its members and their affiliations as required by Nolan standards

g)     If a selection panel was not appointed, who made the decision not to do so and his/her reasons for not so doing

h)     The criteria against which the candidates were evaluated and the evaluations (the identities of the unsuccessful candidates may be redacted).

i)       Disclosure of any previous contacts between candidates and the incoming PCC

j)       Disclosure of political and or social affiliations of the candidates.

13)       How many contractors utilised by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner fall within the scope of IR35 "off payroll" workers since March 2021?

14)       Which companies utilised by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner fall within the scope of IR35 "off payroll" payments since March 2021?

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

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21/09/21 2897/21

 Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full details of staffing changes within the OPCC since the election in May.
Please include:

  1. Number of staff hired, including job titles and salaries
  2. Number of staff made redundant or who have resigned or retired, including severance payments
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17/08/21 2779/21

This is an information request relating to payments made to charities and third sector organisations.

Please provide the following information for 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21:

  • The value of grants made to each of the organisations listed below. Please provide the information for each of the three financial years separately, and list all grants separately.
  • The value of loans made to each of the organisations listed below. Please provide the information for each of the three financial years separately, and list all loans separately.

The payments made to charities and third sector organisations relate to the following only:

  • Operation Black Vote
  • U.K. Black Pride
  • Mermaids
  • Ozanne Foundation
  • Gendered Intelligence
  • British Medical Association
  • ActionAid UK
  • Hope Not Hate
  • Led by Donkeys
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Migrants Organise
  • CLASS
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Action on Smoking and Health
  • Action on Smoking and Health Scotland
  • Action on Smoking and Health Wales
  • Breath 2025
  • Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Improving Performance in Practice (previously Public Management Associates)
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04/08/21 2758/21

Please may you provide me with:

The salary of Mike Veale while in his advisory role to the Commissioner. Please provide the information in the form of a word document. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act,
as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

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17/06/21 1759/21

Under the above Act, could you please supply me with the total cost of running the Police and Crime Commissioners office for Leicestershire for the years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. This should include direct and indirect costs excluding the actual police force costs.

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07/06/21 1716/21

I realise my initial questions had gaps so please could you let me know answers to the following two questions.  For 2020/21
a.  What was the total spend on VAWG specific services?
b.  What was the total commissioned spend by the PCC?

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07/06/21 1705/21

Please could I request under the Freedom of Information Act a summary of the qualitative and quantitative research you have undertaken (surveys, focus groups, depth interviews) that have focused on public or victim perceptions of policing generally or your force specifically, covering 2019 and 2020 calendar years. Ideally, I would like to see the outputs of the research, but if that is not possible then a simple summary of what research has been undertaken would suffice.

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27/04/21 1083/21

Please can you respond to the following FOI requests.

  1. For the following years, what was the PCC’s total commissioned fund specifically to BAME VAWG victim’s services. Please list the recipient organisations as well as the total amount.
    a) 2016-17
    b) 2017-18
    c) 2018-19
    d) 2019-20
  2. The same question is repeated for 2020-21 but here please break the figure down to distinguish what funding was extraordinary additional Covid-19 funding
  3. For each of the years above, (2016-21) what was the PCCs total commissioned/funded spend on VAWG services?
  4. For each of the years above, (2016-17) what was the PCCs total budget for commissioned / funded spend?
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06/04/21 905/21

Please could you endeavour to answer the following questions within 20 working days, as specified under its clauses:

Please can you break down the following information for the financial years: 2015/6, 2016/7, 2017/8, 2018/9 and 2019/20. Can you also please provide me the information for the period between 1 April 2020 and 28 February 2021.

Q1) How many "political advisers" were appointed by your force area's PCC over the stated period?

1a) Please can you tell me the name of the serving PCC at the time who hired such advisers, the combined yearly salaries of said political advisers (£), their full names and dates of appointment (in the format-DD/MM/YYYY).

1b) If the PCC had a deputy PCC below them, how many "political advisers" were appointed by the deputy PCC(s) over the stated period, and how many of them were party political office holders or active party members (please state) at the time of appointment?

For Q1b, could you please tell me the name of the political party (for example, but not limited to: the Labour Party, the Conservative Party) or party political office said adviser(s) belonged to.

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25/03/21 1032/21

This FOI request is for information held by Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, NOT Leicestershire Police, or any other organization. Please do not forward elsewhere.

1.  (a)  What is the purpose of PAVE (Pro-Active Vulnerability Engagement) team in Leicester?

(b)   Does PAVE have value statements, constitution, aims, guidance or governance documents, memorandums of understandings, partnership agreements, or similar? If so which? Please provide copies.

2. (a)  What role does Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner have with PAVE team?

(b)  Which person first proposed the idea of a PAVE team to Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner?

3. (a)  who does PAVE team comprise of?

(b)  For each member of the PAVE team please provide:

(i)   name,
(ii)  rank or grade
(iii) professional identification number,
(iv) job title,
(v)  job description,
(vi)  qualification in mental health,
(vii)  employer,
(viii) Data Controller.

(c)  What other individuals are associated with, or supports, PAVE team?

(d)  For each individual associated with, or supporting, PAVE team please provide:

(i)   name,
(ii)  rank or grade,
(iii)  job title,
(iv)  job description in relation to PAVE,
(v)   qualification in mental health,
(vi)  criteria for involvement in PAVE team,
(vii)  employer.

4. (a)  Who has overall responsibility for management of PAVE team?

(b)   Who is this overall manager accountable to?

(c)   Please provide full details of the organizational and management structure of PAVE, including details of who is accountable to whom within the PAVE team, and external to the team. (A diagram showing line management relationships may assist).

5. (a) What role do healthcare practitioners have in PAVE team?

(b)  Are PAVE team healthcare practitioners involved in all PAVE cases? If not, in what proportion of cases?

(c)  Please list the health conditions PAVE team encountered in service users during the 4 calendar years period 2017 -20 inclusive.

(d)  For each healthcare practitioner in PAVE team, please provide:

(i)   job title,
(ii)   job description,
(iii)  professional qualification,
(iv)  qualification in mental health,
(v)   professional governing organization
(vi)  clinical supervisor,
(vii)  employer,
(viii)  Data Controller.

(e)  Which other healthcare professionals are associated with, or support, PAVE team?

(f)  For each healthcare professional associated with or supporting PAVE team please provide:

(i)   name,
(ii)  rank or grade,
(iii)  professional qualification
(iv)  qualification in mental health,
(v)   professional identification number,
(vi)  job title,
(vii) job description in relation to PAVE,
(viii) criteria for involvement in PAVE,
(ix)   employer,
(x)   Data Controller.

(g)  Which person has overall clinical responsibility for health related decisions made by PAVE team?

6. (a)  What are your policies on the sharing of information between healthcare practitioners, and police?

(b)  What is the protocol used for the sharing of information between healthcare practitioners, and police?

(c)  Are PAVE service users always asked to consent to the sharing of information between healthcare practitioners and police before any information exchange? Please give full details.

(d)  Under what circumstances is information shared between healthcare practitioners, and police:

(i)    without seeking PAVE service user consent first? (ii)without obtaining PAVE service user consent first?
(iii)  when a PAVE service user objects to information being shared?

7. (a)  How are service users with mental health difficulties identified by PAVE team?

(b)  How are service users with a diagnosed mental health condition dealt with by PAVE team?

(c)    How are service users with suspected but undiagnosed mental health conditions dealt with by PAVE team?

(d)    How are service users who do not engage with PAVE team dealt with?

(e)     For an individual service user with diagnosed or suspected mental health difficulties:

(i)     which member of PAVE team is responsible for ensuring he/she is treated in a way that ensures their wellbeing?
(ii)  what protocols are used to ensure an individual service user’s wellbeing?
(iii)  which member of PAVE team is responsible for ensuring he/she is treated appropriately for their health condition?
(iv)  what protocols are used to ensure each individual service user is treated appropriately for their health condition?
(v) which member of PAVE team is responsible for ensuring all crimes committed against a service user are fully investigated?
(vi) what protocols are used to ensure all crimes committed against each service user are fully investigated?

(f)  Of the referrals accepted by PAVE in the calendar year 2019, at the time of referral in how many did the referrer:
(i)  know the person had a diagnosed mental health condition,
(ii)  suspect a mental health condition, and it was subsequently found that the person had been diagnosed with a mental health condition prior to the referral,
(iii) suspect a mental health condition, and it was subsequently found that the person had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition prior to the referral.

(g)  Of those in 7. (f) (iii), how many were diagnosed with a mental heath condition after referral?

8. (a) Who makes referrals to PAVE team?

(b) Under what circumstances are referrals made to PAVE team? Please give full details.

(c) What are the conditions for PAVE accepting a referral?

(d) Which person has the final responsibility for deciding whether a particular referral is accepted?

(e) How many referrals were accepted by PAVE team for each of the 4 calendar years 2017-20 inclusive?

9. (a) Over what total time period is PAVE involved with individual service users?

(b)  Taking together all referrals accepted in 2017, please give (i) maximum, (ii) minimum, and (iii) average, total time period over which PAVE team was involved with individuals. (c)How much direct contact does an individual service users have with PAVE team members?

(d) Taking together all referrals accepted in 2017, please give
(i) maximum,
(ii) minimum, and
(iii) average, hours/minutes of direct contact.

(e) Does a member of PAVE team always meet in person on at least one occasion, with every person whose referral has been accepted?

(f) What input do individual service users have on the service PAVE team provides to them?

(g) What protocols do PAVE use to ensure that service users receive all the support they need?

(h) What protocols do PAVE use to ensure each individual service user’s Human Rights are upheld?

10. For each of the 4 calendar years 2017-20 inclusive, please list:

(a)  Each source of funding for PAVE,

(b)  the corresponding amount funded,

(c)  the corresponding purpose of the funding, and

(d)  duration of that funding.

11. (a) Please name, and describe, the criteria used to evaluate the effectiveness of PAVE team in Leicester?

(b) What is the value of each of these effectiveness criteria for the calendar year 2019?

(c) Which individual is responsible for determining whether PAVE team is value for money?

(d) What factors are taken into account in determining whether PAVE team is value for money?

(e) How often is the performance of PAVE team assessed? Please provide a copy of the most recent assessment. (f)When will the performance of PAVE team next be assessed?

12. (a) After a referral is accepted by PAVE team, (i) is PAVE team always involved when that individual has contact with police? (ii) is a new referral made each time PAVE team are involved?

(b) Of the referrals accepted in 2019, how many of these individuals had been dealt with by PAVE team

(i)on at least one previous occasion?
(ii) on more than one previous occasion?

(c)  What determines the time at which PAVE team stops dealing with a service user?
(d)  What follow up is done on PAVE service users after they have left the service?
(e) Please provide details, and figures, of the outcomes for service users for each of the 4 calendar years 2017-20 inclusive, broken down by service user health condition, and including those with no diagnosed, and suspected, conditions.

(f) What input do service users, and individuals living with conditions dealt with by PAVE, have on the shaping of PAVE team services?

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22/03/21 0845/21

I would like to make a request under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act:
1a. How many contractors utilised by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner fall within the scope of IR35 "off payroll" workers?
1b. Please provide a list of those companies (and contractors) that fall within this category of contractors; including the £ value of spend with said companies during the last 12 months.

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18/03/21 0902/21

In accordance with the provisions of the FoI Act please confirm: The person to whom the function of making arrangements for dealing with complaints reported against the Chief Constable has been delegated to,

The instrument used to delegate the function of making arrangements for dealing with complaints reported against the Chief Constable, for example whether the delegation has been made in accordance with the Scheme of Corporate Governance or any other instrument

The person identified as being the ‘appropriate authority’ as defined under s. 29.1 (a) (i) of the Police Reform Act 2002, in order to meet the obligations prescribed for the appropriate authority within the IOPC Statutory Guidance on the Police Complaints System

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18/03/21 0871/21

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

  • Community Leadership Training Programme: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/cc994751-2e39-4936-914a-e09c303c58d3 The details we require are:
  • Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages
  • Actual spend on this contract/framework (and any sub lots), from the start of the contract to the current date
  • Start date & duration of framework
  • Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
  • Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
  • Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?
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04/02/21 1680/21

 

The request concerns the investment made by the Home Office into your district under the Safer Streets Fund, announced in July 2020. Please can you provide the following:

1.    All the LSOAs (lower super output areas) under your jurisdiction that the intervention area covers
2.    The specification for CCTV that will be installed in these areas including:

i)    the model of camera
ii)    a description of the camera
iii)    the number of cameras that will be installed

If no CCTV cameras are planned, please make this clear

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