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Disclosure applications for Orchard and Shipman or SERCO: FOI release

Published: 29 Jun 2017
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01241
Date received: 2 June 2017
Date responded: 28 June 2017

Information requested

1. How many applications for (a) basic, (b) standard, (c) enhanced and (d) for PVG levels of disclosure from Orchard and Shipman (Glasgow) Limited in 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17?

2. How many applications for (a) basic, (b) standard, (c) enhanced and (d) for PVG levels of disclosure from Serco in respect of its COMPASS contracts for asylum seeker support services in Scotland, in 2016/17?

3. Are Orchard and Shipman (Glasgow) Limited or Serco registered with Disclosure Scotland generally or in terms of its PVG membership scheme, specifying if possible is such registration or membership is for or includes both companies' asylum seeker support services in Scotland since September 2012?

Response

1. Disclosure Scotland have received no applications for any level of disclosure from Orchard and Shipman (Glasgow) Limited in any of the years from 2012/13 through to 2016/17.

2. Disclosure Scotland have received applications for disclosures from Serco related companies in 2016/17. However, we are not able to ascertain if any of these relate to its COMPASS contracts for asylum seeker support services in Scotland as this information is not held by the agency. The overall number of disclosures applied for by Serco and related companies are listed in the table below.

Number of applications for disclosures by Serco and related companies in 2016/17 by disclosure type

Organisation Name Basic Disclosure Enhanced Disclosure Standard Disclosure PVG
SERCO 475 0 0 0
SERCO HEALTH 5 0 40 5
SERCO LIMITED 0 260 0 x
SERCO LISTENING CO LTD 345 0 0 0
SERCO LTD 10 0 0 0

Note: Figures rounded to nearest 5
x-Result suppressed as figure may potentially identify individual(s)

3. Orchard and Shipman are listed as both a Responsible Body and a Registered Body in Disclosure Scotland's system. Only the Registered Body account is currently active (the Responsible Body account was closed in December 2016). There are multiple accounts for Serco and related companies. Disclosure Scotland are not able to ascertain if such membership is for, or includes, asylum seeker support services in Scotland as this information is not held by the agency. The information for Serco associated companies is listed in the table below.

Organisation Name Organisation Type Description Status Organisation Account Start Date Organisation Account End Date
SERCO LTD Registered Body Closed 09/07/2002
SERCO LIMITED Registered Body Active 15/10/2002
SERCO Responsible Body Active 09/05/2012 09/05/2022
SERCO HEALTH Registered Body Active 19/03/2015
SERCO LTD Responsible Body Active 12/02/2016 12/02/2026
SERCO Responsible Body Closed 18/09/2007 19/02/2015
SERCO TECHNICAL AND ASSURANCE SERVICES Responsible Body Closed 27/08/2009 12/09/2015
SERCO LISTENING CO LTD Responsible Body Active 14/05/2007

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
29 Jun 2017
Disclosure applications for Orchard and Shipman or SERCO: FOI release