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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Information@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 5:13 PM
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Bryony Hopkinson,

Please will you kindly tell me what the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship was to the child victim of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases in Blackpool which you have a legal duty to protect children from abuse for the last 3 full years which figures are available, broken down by (i) physical abuse, (ii) emotional abuse, (iii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect.

What I mean by substantiated child abuse cases are those who have been taken through the criminal justice system & found guilty of a child abuse offence. What I mean by child is those under the age of 18 years of age. What I want is information on the perpetrators of child abuse. I am not asking for any information about the child victims.

Yours Sincerely

David Mortimer

----- Original Message -----
From: Information@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 3:46 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information request ref 5323/14
Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your request for information received by Lancashire Constabulary on the 9th January 2014,

which was as follows:-

Please will you kindly tell me what the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship was to the child victim of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases in Blackpool for the last full year which figures are available, broken down by (i) physical abuse, (ii) emotional abuse, (iii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect.

What I mean by substantiated child abuse cases are those who have been taken through the criminal justice system & found guilty of a child abuse offence. What I mean by child is those under the age of 18 years of age. What I want is information on the perpetrators of child abuse. I am not asking for any information about the child victims.

Your request has now been considered and the information you are seeking can be found below:-

During the 2013 calendar year, Lancashire Constabulary has investigated nine substantiated cases of interfamilial child abuse in Blackpool.

Of these, five remain ongoing and are awaiting court appearances. Of the four cases which have been dealt with, all involved physical abuse. In three instances the perpetrator was the father, and in one case it was the mother.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our decision, you should write to the Data Protection and Information Officer, Corporate Support and Information Services – Information Compliance & Disclosure Section, Police Headquarters, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Preston PR4 5SB or alternatively send an email to information@lancashire.pnn.police.uk. Details of the Constabulary’s Freedom of Information Complaint Procedures can be found attached to this email.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner’s Office cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Lancashire Constabulary. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bryony Hopkinson

Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

Lancashire Constabulary

Information Compliance and Disclosure Section,

Police Headquarters

http://www.lancashire.police.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: customerrelations@blackpool.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear David Mortimer

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the information requested on 28 December 2013.

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic files and records, the information you requested is not held by the Council but may be available with Lancashire Constabulary as we do not collate information by offence/conviction, you may contact them via information@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write to: FOI, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at customer.first@blackpool.gov.uk. Please remember to quote your reference number when you contact us.

Kind regards

Customer Relations

Who do local authorities protect children from? 28th December 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/abuse.htm

A change would be in the best interests of children.

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