As my sources had informed me that ERYC have issued numerous gagging orders to silence employees instead of dealing with the issues raised I submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on 17 January 2017.
“Under the Freedom of Information Act could I please request:
- The number of gagging orders issued by ERYC for each of the past six years.
- The amount paid out in relation to gagging orders by ERYC for each of the past six years.”
Since then, despite the intervention of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), ERYC have failed to fulfill their legal duty as per the FOI Act.
ICO have been actively involved since 26 July 2017.
While ERYC play their delaying tactics I am of the opinion that major safeguarding issues are being unaddressed. I am informed that numerous gagging orders have been issued to those who worked in East Riding schools.
Email To Caroline Lacey
I have sent an email to Caroline Lacey, ERYC Chief Executive, to request to be informed why:
- This information is being withheld in breach of the FOI Act.
- Mathew Buckley has made residents making FOI requests vexatious when this is in breach of the FOI Act.