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Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 11:35 AM
Subject: Information Request FOI-14-383

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your information request dated 28 December 2013 received in our office on the 2 January 2014.

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any information disclosable to you. Unfortunately, I have found that Eastbourne Borough Council does not process the information you have requested.

The responsible authority for Children’s Services in the Eastbourne area is East Sussex County Council and, if you have not already done so, their Freedom of Information Officer can be contacted at the address below:

Freedom of Information Officer

East Sussex County Council

Room C6F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent



Tel: 01273 482913

We suggest that you contact this organization directly to further your request, however if you would like the council to transfer your request to this organization on your behalf we will be happy to do this. In order to transfer your request we will require you to give us your explicit consent.

May I take this opportunity to inform you that by transferring your request to another public organization the 20 working day response timeframe is ‘reset’ and the organization that receives your request will have 20 working days from the time they receive your request to respond to you.

All applicants have a 'right of appeal'. An appeal should be focused on the original request and should identify how the council’s response failed to answer your information request. Appeals must be made in writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response and addressed to the Strategic Projects Co-ordinator, who acts as the Appeals Officer, to the address below.

Strategic Projects Co-ordinator

Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road


BN21 4TW

Telephone : +44 (0) 1323 415 143

Facsimile : +44 (0) 1323 415 130

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the internal appeals procedure provided by Eastbourne Borough Council’s Strategic Project Co-ordinator. Further appeals should be sent to the Information Commissioner for review at:

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745

Telephone : +44 (0) 1625 545 700

Facsimile : 01625 545510

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

Yours sincerely

Denise White

Information & Administration Officer

Direct Dial: 01323 415265

Denise White

Information & Administration Officer

Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TW

Tel: +44 (0)1323 415265

Who do local authorities protect children from? 28th December 2013

A change would be in the best interests of children.