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Correspondence with the charity Children in Scotland: FOI release

Published: 18 Jan 2018

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

Published:
18 Jan 2018
Correspondence with the charity Children in Scotland: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/02950
Date received: 15 December 2017
Date responded: 16 January 2018

Information requested

  • A breakdown of all communications and correspondence between the Scottish Government and the charity 'Children in Scotland' since September 2017.

  • All minutes and notes taken of any telephone communications between the Scottish Government and the charity 'Children in Scotland' since September 2017.

Your request related specifically to the areas of education and skills, childcare and early years (including child's health, protection, well being etc).

Response

With regard to the first part of your request, for "a breakdown of all communications and correspondence between the Scottish Government and the charity 'Children in Scotland' since September 2017", I enclose in Annex A, a table detailing documents held by the Scottish Government which relate to the above areas of interest. The information contained therein covers the period of 1 September 2017 to the date of your Freedom of Information request, 5 December 2017.

Furthermore, some of the information you have requested is available from https://consult.gov.scot/supporting-learners/code-of-practice/consultation/view_respondent?uuId=468030864 and https://consult.gov.scot/supporting-learners/extending-childrens-rights/consultation/view_respondent?uuId=492548750.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

On the second part of your request, you asked for "all minutes and notes taken of any telephone communications between the Scottish Government and the charity 'Children in Scotland' since September 2017." The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the information does not exist within our records. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

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

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