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Criminal records (FOI)

Criminal records (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 22 August 2018.

Request

A

How many people in Jersey currently have a criminal record?

B

How many people in Jersey are currently on the sex offenders register?

C

How many people with a criminal record in Jersey work in schools?

D

How many people with a criminal record in Jersey work in nurseries?

E

How many people with a criminal record in Jersey work in the hospital?

F

How many people with a criminal record in Jersey work in care homes?

G

How many people in Jersey currently on the sex offenders register work in schools?

H

How many people in Jersey currently on the sex offenders register work in nurseries?

I

How many people in Jersey currently on the sex offenders register work in the hospital?

J

How many people in Jersey currently on the sex offenders register work in care homes?

Response

A

This request is refused on the basis that to locate, retrieve and extract all the information requested would exceed the cost limit provisions allowed under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (the Law) and the 12.5 hours maximum allowed under regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014.

Limited information is available in the annual police reports which are published on the States of Jersey Police Web site and statistics on Gov.je

States of Jersey Police

Crime and policing statistics

B

This information has been provided in response to previous Freedom of Information requests in February and April this year and is accessible at the following links:

Sex Offenders Register (FOI)

Sex Offenders Register details (FOI)

Not all those registered are in the community, some have left the island and others are still in prison.

This request is therefore exempt further to Article 23 (Information accessible to applicant by other means) of the Law.

C to E

The States of Jersey requires Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for anyone applying for a position working with Children and vulnerable people. This ensures those with the most serious offences are kept from working within this sector whilst allowing the rehabilitation of those with less serious convictions.

About Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

No further data is held in a searchable format and it is estimated it would exceed the 12.5 hours allowed under regulation 2(1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 to check every employee’s file to assess if information exists.

F

The States of Jersey do not employ staff in care homes therefore the information is not held information under the Law.

G to I

Please refer to 'C' to 'E' above.

Whilst it is in everybody’s interest to facilitate the rehabilitation of offenders back into the workplace, procedures have been adopted to ensure those working with children and vulnerable adults and those with the most serious convictions are identified prior to offering any such employment – see above link to the Disclosure and Barring service. Once identified, it is highly unlikely that somebody on the sex offenders register would be employed in such a role. No registered sex offenders have applied for an enhanced conviction certificate through the DBS for a post in a school, hospital, nursery or care home. To our knowledge, none are currently employed in these positions.

It is estimated it would exceed 12.5 hours allowed under regulation 2(1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 to check every employee’s file to see if information exists relating to a sex offending offence.

J

Please refer to 'F' above. Information is not held under the Law.

Articles applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.4

(2) Despite paragraph (1), a scheduled public authority may still supply the information requested on payment to it of a fee determined by the authority in the manner prescribed by Regulations for the purposes of this Article.

(3) Regulations may provide that, in such circumstances as the Regulations prescribe, if two or more requests for information are made to a scheduled public authority –

(a) by one person; or

(b) by different persons who appear to the scheduled public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign,

the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them.

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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