Correspondence regarding Hope House (FOI)
Correspondence regarding Hope House (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 March 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
I would like to see the content of any e-mail communications that were made in relation to Hope House that was run by the Silkworth Charity Group between the following senior CYPES officials and the Children's Minister between the periods 01 March 2021 to 30 September 2021.
The senior officials concerned are:
Mark Rogers - previous Director General CYPES
Susan Devlin - Director CYPES
Mark Owers - Director CYPES
Scott Wickenden - Childrens Minister
I believe that any information that was shared by e-mail between said officials should be public information and due to the closure of the said facility 'Hope House', I would like to know if there was any prior knowledge or wish for this facility not to be supported by Government.
A previous Freedom of Information request was published in August 2021:
Correspondence regarding Hope House and Silkworth Lodge (FOI)
The Scheduled Public Authority neither confirms nor denies holding the information requested and Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
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(b) the authority does not hold the information,
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