UK Family Law Reform

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 2:04 PM
Subject: response to request

Dear Requester

We write in response to your requests for information received here on 11/03/2014 . For your reference your requests for information are in bold below and our responses follow.

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 the area which you have a legal duty to protect children from abuse 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.

The council has considered your request for information and on initial investigation it appears that no information of the description you have specified is held by this Council. For this reason, the Council is unable to have the information communicated to you.

If, after receiving this response, you have reason to believe that the information you require is held by the Council, then please respond stating why you believe this to be the case and supply further information that would assist the Council in identifying and locating information that it does hold, and your request can be considered again.

These public authorities may be able to assist you with your enquiries,

On behalf of
Freedom of Information Team

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