Disclosure Details

CSAS - 007/13

Dated: 15 Jan 2013

Date of request:      03/01/13

Date of response:   10/01/13

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 3 January 2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

  1. Does you police force operate a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and if so when was it set up? 

  2. To date, how many people have been accredited under the scheme? If possible, please list all organisations currently accredited under the scheme. 

  3. Please provide a list of all powers granted to accredited individuals by your force. 

  4. How much has your force received in CSAS fees since the scheme's launch? 

  5. Has your force removed accreditation from any individual, if so how many and for what reason?

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Northumbria Police do not currently operate a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)
It may interest you to note that a previous CSAS ended during 2011, and responses to earlier FOI requests on this subject are freely available from the Northumbria Police website via the Disclosure log.  The link to the Log is below, FOI 778/10 and 951/11 refer.
Additionally I can advise that no fees have been received and no accreditation has been removed from an individual other than when the roles were rescinded.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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