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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi-dp@cumbria.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information Ref: FOI 2014-0169

Dear Claire Park,

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

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi-dp@cumbria.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 4:02 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information Ref: FOI 2014-0169

Dear Mr Mortimer

The council has completed its search relating to your request for information about Children’s Services, which we received on 21 February 2014.

The council information within the definition of your request.

Question

Please will you kindly tell me if (A) the assistant director – children and families or (B) any member of the local safeguarding children’s board have made a formal written complaint about the way in which child abuse perpetrator information is collected by Cumbria County Council in the last 12 months or not?

Answer

No complaints have been made

Most of the information that we provide in response to requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Cumbria County Council. However the copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated on the information itself.

Yours

Claire Park

Team Leader – Corporate Complaints and Information Compliance

----- Original Message -----
From: foi-dp@cumbria.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:15 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information Ref: FOI 2014-0013

Dear Mr Mortimer

The council has completed its search relating to your request for information about child protection policies, which we received on 06 January 2014

The council information within the definition of your request.

Question

Please will you kindly tell me who writes the child protection policies for your local authority?

Answer

We use the LSCB child protection policies, which are written, and owned through the LSCB Policies and Procedures subgroup.

http://www.cumbrialscb.com/professionals/policies.asp

Currently chaired by the Assistant Director – Children and Families.

Yours

Claire Park

----- Original Message -----
From: foi-dp@cumbria.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:29 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information Ref: FOI 2013-0877

Dear Mr Mortimer

We are writing regarding your request for information about child abuse cases which we received on 30 December 2013.

We can confirm that the council holds information falling within the description specified in your request. We estimate, however, that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit, specified in regulations for Local Government, of £450. We estimate that your request will take 24 hours at a cost of £600. Please see below breakdown for your information:

Determining whether the information is held - 1 hour

Locating the information – not applicable

Retrieving the information - 22 hours

Extracting the information from a document containing it - 1 hour

If you wish to modify your request the council will give your modified request due consideration.

Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the council is not obliged to comply with your request. We will put your request on hold until you confirm that you will meet the full cost of the disclosure.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us and remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours

Bridget Sanderson

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

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

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