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Dear Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

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Dear Alex,

Thank you for your request for information regarding FOI (reference number 03415). Your request was received on the 27/06/2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact Information Governance on 01254 585852. Alternatively, our email address is [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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Dear Alex,

Thank you for your request for information regarding FOI (reference number 03415). Please find our response below. If you have any queries regarding your request for information then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
The Council has a central Information Governance Team which comprises 2.7 FTE, their roles also include Change risk, information governance (both Council & Schools) and compliance. There are also departmental co-ordinators in each directorate, this however is only part of these individuals roles. The exact split of time worked for the these people on only the FOI element is not recorded information.
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
The budget for the staffing element of the central information governance team is £112,930 per annum, for co-ordinators there is no actual allocated budget for FOI as this is only part of their roles.
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
In-house SharePoint
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?
No

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Information Governance Manager, Information Governance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY or email [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please find attached our 'have your say' feedback policy.

Kind Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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