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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@cardiff.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: Response FOI04586

Dear Cardiff Council,

Please will you kindly tell me why you do not collect & hold information on
child abuse perpetrators & who your child protection policies are designed
to protect children from if you don't collect this information?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@cardiff.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 4:09 PM
Subject: Response FOI04586

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your request for information on 30th December which asked for:

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 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.

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the Council.

We are sorry that we cannot help further on this occasion but if you are in any way dissatisfied with the handling of your request, or have any further information needs in the future then please do not hesitate to contact me.

You also have the right, under Regulation 18 and section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether, in any specified respect, your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations. The Commissioner will however normally require you to ask for an internal review before considering such an application.

Yours sincerely

Improvement & Information

----- Original Message -----
From: ASharp@cardiff.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:22 PM
Subject: RE: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Thank you, I will ask the Service area to respond to you direct.

From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: 23 January 2014 12:19
To: ASharp@cardiff.gov.uk
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Andy Sharp,

Please will you kindly tell me :

(a) the council authority, council officer and the name of that officer, who decides on what information on child neglect and abuse is collected & held by your council;

(b) the means by which that person is held to account by a member of the public for their performance in discharging that public function;

(c) the council authority, the council officer and the name of that officer, responsible for your child protection policies;

(d) the means by which that person is held to account by a member of the public for their performance in discharging that public function;

(e) how the function in (c) is properly discharged and held accountable for policies which would best effectively protect children from abuse if the person referred to in (a) does not collect any information on child abuse perpetratration?"

Yours Sincerely

David Mortimer

----- Original Message -----
From: ASharp@cardiff.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: FOI Request

Hi Dave,

we are able to supply you with the numbers of Children on the Child protection register for:

Physical abuse.

Sexual abuse.

Emotional abuse.

Neglect.

We don't record the information in respect of individual cases.

Thanks Andy.

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

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

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