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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50146608
  • Date: 27 July 2009
  • Public Authority: Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
  • Summary: The complainant requested a management investigation report and supporting documents, undertaken in response to allegations made by a whistleblower into the care practices at one of the authority’s children’s homes. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council refused to supply the reports claiming reliance on section 40(2), 30(2) and in the alternative 31(1). When reviewing its decision, the Council agreed to release some sections of the reports after redaction of information it still believed was exempt. The Commissioner has decided that section 40(2) is engaged in relation to all of the withheld information.
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