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----- Original Message -----
From: JBeaton@Clacks.Gov.Uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:23 AM
Subject: SER051F30A

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Thank you for your information request dated 26/02/2014.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

In relation to your enquiry can I advise that there is no requirement or duty under the national Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2010 for any local authority, hence Clackmannanshire Council, to collect and hold information on child abuse perpetrators.

Where perpetrators have been convicted of an offence this information is held with Police Scotland. When an investigation is undertaken by Social Work this is in partnership with the Police who will confirm from their records whether an adult under investigation is a risk with any previous conviction for an offence against a child.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Beaton

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: JBeaton@Clacks.Gov.Uk
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: SER0496523 - Decision Notice - Release All Information Requested Letter - forwarded to Mr. David Mortimer 13 Stanton Avenue

Dear Joanne Beaton,

Please will you kindly tell me if the national guidance for child protection in Scotland 2010 requires Clackmannanshire Council to collect and hold information on child abuse perpetrators?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: JBeaton@Clacks.Gov.Uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:42 AM
Subject: SER0496523 - Decision Notice - Release All Information Requested Letter - forwarded to Mr. David Mortimer 13 Stanton Avenue

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Thank you for your information request dated 24/02/2014.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

1) Please will you kindly tell me if the national guidance for child protection in Scotland 2010 only requires Clackmannanshire Council to collect and hold information on child neglect and abuse?

No, the Council collect and hold information in relation to child protection in a number of areas and not just child neglect and abuse.

2). Please will you also tell me if Val de Souza has made a formal complaint about the way the child abuse perpetrator information is collected and held by Clackmannanshire Council in the last 12 months or not?

The has been no formal complaint from Val de Souza in relation to point number two.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Beaton

----- Original Message -----
From: JBeaton@Clacks.Gov.Uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 11:55 AM
Subject: SER0397626 - Decision Notice - Release All Information Requested Letter - forwarded to Mr. David Mortimer 13 Stanton Avenue

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Thank you for your information request dated 03/02/2014.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

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;

Information on child neglect and abuse is collected and held in accordance with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2010) and related local guidance as approved by the Chief Social Work Officer Val de Souza. The individual social worker working with the family will determine what information is relevant to the particular circumstances of the incident within this.

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;

A member of the public can contact their local councillor or the portfolio holder if they have concerns.

There is also a formal complaints procedure.

As a registered Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) professional the public can contact the SSSC direct to hold staff to account in discharging their duties.

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

As above, the Chief Social Work Officer is responsible for local child protection policies in accordance with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, 2010.

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;

As above, a member of the public can contact their local councillor or the portfolio holder if they have concerns.

There is also a formal complaints procedure.

The SSSC can also be contacted.

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 perpetration?"

If a member of staff does not follow agreed policy and procedures this would be investigated and may result in disciplinary proceedings.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Beaton

----- Original Message -----
From: JBeaton@Clacks.Gov.Uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:14 PM
Subject: SER03CCCC6

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Freedom of Information Enquiry: SER03CCCC6

Thank you for your information request dated 03/01/2014.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Part 1.

1 Gender Domestic Abuse Parental Alcohol Misuse Parental Drug Misuse Non-Engaging Family Parental Mental Health Problem Child Placing Themselves at Risk Primary Abuser at time of last case conference
2 Not Known Y Y   Y     Natural Father
3 Female Y   Y       Natural Father
4 Female     Y Y     Natural Mother
5 Female   Y Y       Natural Mother
6 Not Known             Natural Mother
7 Female Y     Y Y   Natural Mother
8 Male Y     Y Y   Natural Mother
9 Female Y     Y Y   Natural Mother
10 Male       Y     Natural Mother
11 Female   Y Y   Y   Natural Mother
12 Female Y Y         Natural Mother
13 Female             Natural Mother
14 Female             Natural Mother
15 Female           Y Child themselves
16 Female     Y   Y   Natural Father
17 Female     Y   Y   Natural Father
18 Male     Y   Y   Natural Father
19 Female       Y     Natural Mother
20 Female       Y     Natural Mother
21 Male Y       Y   Natural Parents
22 Female Y     Y     Natural Father
23 Female Y     Y     Natural Father
24 Female Y     Y     Natural Father
25 Male Y     Y     Natural Father
26 Female Y   Y       Natural Parents
27 Male Y           Natural Father
28 Not Known Y           Natural Father
29 Male Y           Sibling
30 Female Y           Sibling
31 Male Y           Sibling
32 Not Known     Y   Y   Natural Parents
33 Female     Y Y     Natural Parents
34 Female   Y Y Y     Natural mother
35 Male   Y Y Y     Natural mother
36 Male   Y Y Y     Natural mother
37 Male   Y Y Y     Natural mother
38 Female Y           Natural Father
39 Female Y           Natural Father
40 Female       Y     Parent's Co-Habitee
41 Male       Y     Parent's Co-Habitee
42 Male       Y     Parent's Co-Habitee
43 Female       Y     Parent's Co-Habitee
44 Male Y       Y   Parent's Co-Habitee
45 Male         Y   Natural Mother
46 Male         Y   Natural Mother
47 Male         Y   Natural Mother
48 Male         Y   Natural Mother
49   Y       Y   Natural Father
50 Female     Y Y     Natural Mother

Part 2.

1 Gender Sexual Abuse Child Exploitation Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Neglect Other Concern(s) Primary Abuser at time of last case conference
2 Not Known       Y     Natural Father
3 Female       Y     Natural Father
4 Female         Y Y Natural Mother
5 Female       Y Y   Natural Mother
6 Not Known         Y Y Natural Mother
7 Female     Y Y   Y Natural Mother
8 Male     Y Y   Y Natural Mother
9 Female     Y Y   Y Natural Mother
10 Male       Y     Natural Parents
11 Female       Y     Natural Mother
12 Female       Y     Natural Mother
13 Female             Natural Mother
14 Female             Natural Mother
15 Female           Y Child themselves
16 Female       Y Y   Natural Father
17 Female       Y Y   Natural Father
18 Male       Y Y   Natural Father
19 Female       Y Y   Natural Mother
20 Female       Y Y   Natural Mother
21 Male       Y     Natural Parents
22 Female       Y   Y Natural Father
23 Female       Y   Y Natural Father
24 Female       Y   Y Natural Father
25 Male       Y   Y Natural Father
26 Female       Y     Natural Parents
27 Male     Y Y     Natural Father
28 Not Known     Y Y     Natural Father
29 Male     Y Y     Sibling
30 Female     Y Y     Sibling
31 Male       Y     Sibling
32 Not Known Y   Y   Y   Natural Parents
33 Female         Y Y Natural Parents
34 Female       Y Y   Natural mother
35 Male       Y Y   Natural mother
36 Male       Y Y   Natural mother
37 Male       Y Y   Natural mother
38 Female       Y     Natural Father
39 Female       Y     Natural Father
40 Female     Y Y Y   Parent's Co-Habitee
41 Male     Y Y Y   Parent's Co-Habitee
42 Male     Y Y Y   Parent's Co-Habitee
43 Female     Y Y Y   Parent's Co-Habitee
44 Male       Y     Parent's Co-Habitee
45 Male       Y Y   Natural Mother
46 Male       Y Y   Natural Mother
47 Male       Y Y   Natural Mother
48 Male       Y Y   Natural Mother
49       Y Y Y   Natural Father
50 Female         Y Y Natural Mother

Yours sincerely

Joanne Beaton

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

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