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----- Original Message -----
From: kerry.standen@denbighshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:15 AM
Subject: Your Enquiry (Our ref: 2014/3581)

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your request for information received 24 February 2014 regarding Child Protection.

The information you requested is as follows:-

Response 1 : We have no record that Leighton Rees has made a formal written complaint.

Response 2 : I am unable to comply with this part of your request under section 21(1)(Information accessible to the applicant by other means) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please see the All Wales Child Protection website for this information. Please note that the procedures are currently being reviewed. (link below)

http://www.awcpp.org.uk/areasofwork/safeguardingchildren/awcpprg/index.html

Yours sincerely,

http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: kerry.standen@denbighshire.gov.uk
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: Your Enquiry (Our ref: 2014/3467)

Dear Kerry Standen,

(1) Please will you kindly tell me if Leighton Rees has made a formal written complaint about the way in which child abuse perpetrator information is collected & held by Denbighshire County Council
in the last 12 months or not?

(2) Please will you also tell me when the All Wales Child Protection Procedures group produced the child protection policies which are used by Denbighshire County Council & what types of child abuse information Denbighshire County Council was told it was legally obliged to collect & hold?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: kerry.standen@denbighshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:26 AM
Subject: Your Enquiry (Our ref: 2014/3467)

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your request for information received 23 January 2014 regarding Child Protection .

The information you requested is as follows:-

a. Denbighshire County Council, Children and Families Service, Leighton Rees, Head of Children's Services and Chair of the Conwy and Denbighshire LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children Board).

b. Reports to Council, Scrutiny and the Conwy and Denbighshire LSCB and North Wales Regional Safeguarding Children Board.

c.Child Protection policies are produced on an All Wales and North Wales basis via the All Wales Child Protection Procedures group. North Wales policies are developed by the North Wales Regional policies and procedures group.

d. Compliance with child protection policies is monitored by the Conwy and Denbighshire LSCB and the North Wales Regional SCB and by respective Councillors as in b above.

e. As in b and d.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Kerry Standen

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: kerry.standen@denbighshire.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Kerry Standen,

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: kerry.standen@denbighshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:14 AM
Subject: Your Enquiry (Our ref: 2013/3391)

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information received 28 December 2013 regarding child abuse.

Section 12 FOIA 2000 provides that a public authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information if it estimates that meeting the request would exceed the appropriate cost limit.This 'appropriate limit'is also set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection(Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. The 'appropriate limit' public authorities is currently set at £450. Thisis calculated at a rate of £25 per member of staff per hour. This
effectively equates to a time limit of 18 staff hours.

As the information would have to be sifted manually, it has been estimated that responding to your query would require approximately 97.5 hours, more if temporary registrations were to be included. Therefore the appropriate limit woould be exceeded substantially. Accordingly, we are unable to provide the information.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have any concerns about the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information please do not hesitate to contact me. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Information Feedback Officer, Records Management, 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, LL15 1HP. As I am sure you are aware the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is regulated by the Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

The contents of this communication and the enclosed documents are subject to copyright protection. It has been sent to you for your information and you may use it for any private study, non-commercial research or news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication or publication on a website, requires the permission of this Council. If you wish to re-use this information please contact us, letting us know how you wish to re-use it and what the intended audience will be so that we can consider your request.

Yours sincerely,

Kerry Standen
http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

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

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