Bristol City Council (Local Government): ICO 12 Nov 2020

The complainant requested information from Bristol City Council (the Council) about the Council’s policies and procedures regarding the use of risk alerts on case files of Adult Care service users. The Council had failed to provide a substantive response by the date of this notice. The Commissioner’s decision is that Bristol City Council (the Council) failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. The Commissioner requires the Council to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. Issue a substantive response, under the FOIA, to the request. The Council must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date of this decision notice. Failure to comply may result in the Commissioner making written certification of this fact to the High Court pursuant to section 54 of the FOIA and may be dealt with as a contempt of court.
FOI 10: Complaint upheld


[2020] UKICO IC-64553




England and Wales


Updated: 01 August 2022; Ref: scu.657818