UK Family Law Reform

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:34 PM
Subject: FOI request - David Mortimer

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your information request dated 28 December 2013. Your request has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The specifics of who the perpetrator is in cases of substantiated abuse is not recorded in a way that we can report on. We would need to look up each case individually and read through various ‘free text’ sections on the child’s record.

The request doesn’t specify a time period but there have been nearly 900 such cases in the last 12 months. Under s12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Local Authority does not have to comply with a request for information if it would take 18 hours or more to locate, retrieve and/ or extract the information. It has been calculated that 900 records at 10 minutes each would take 150 hours.


Tony Smith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: 28 December 2013 10:40

Subject: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Derbyshire Council

Request for information under the freedom of information act.

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 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.

Best regards

David Mortimer

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