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----- Original Message -----
From: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:22 PM
Subject: Response to Customer 20140325001

Mr Mortimer

In response to your email below. This request is for legal advice. The provision of legal advice is not something that is contained within the remit of The Freedom of Information (Scotland)Act 2002.

Best Regards

Charlaine Mellor

Freedom of Information Officer

http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Customer 20140325001

Dear Dear Kenneth McKaig,

Please will you kindly confirm if you are aware there is no legislation or regulations which specifically requires local authorities to collect & hold information on child abuse perpetrators or for them to use that information to formulate their child protection policies. Nor is this information available for Government to use that information to formulate their child protection policies.

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:59 AM
Subject: Response to Customer 20140325001

Dear Sir

I refer to your email of 25 March.

Question

Please will you kindly tell me what information the legislation & regulations require Dundee City Council to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators?

Response

This is not information that is recorded by Dundee City Council but is Legal advise. I am therefore not in a position to respond to this request beyond this statement.

Yours faithfully

KENNETH McKAIG

Legal Manager

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: Response to Customer 20140226007

Dear Charlaine Mellor,

Please will you kindly tell me what information the legislation & regulations require Dundee City Council to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:52 AM
Subject: Response to Customer 20140226007

Dear Mr Mortimer

Please see below in response to your query:

Child protection policies, procedures and guidance are intended to support the protection of children and young people from any persons who may cause or threaten to cause, significant harm.

Best Regards

Charlaine Mellor

Freedom of Information Liaison

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Customer 20140226007

Dear Kenneth McKaig,

Please will you kindly tell me who Dundee City Council's child protection
policies are designed to protect children from given that there is no
requirement or duty under the national Guidance for Child Protection in
Scotland 2010 for any local authority to collect and hold information on
child abuse perpetrators.

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:45 PM
Subject: Response to Customer 20140226007

Dear Sir

I refer to your email of 26 March. The answers to your questions are as follows:

1. The categories of abuse were set by the Scottish Government as part of the "National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2010". This and all other information is collected according to national requirements for the annual Child Protection Scottish Government returns. Further guidance is available on the Scottish Government website.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/SurveyChildProtection

2. No

Yours faithfully

Kenneth McKaig

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Customer 20140206003

Dear Kenneth McKaig,

(1) Please will you kindly tell me who set the criteria for what types of
child abuse information is collected & held by Dundee City Council?

(2) Please will you also tell me if Jenni Tocher has made a formal complaint
about the way in which child abuse perpetrator information is collected &
held by Dundee City Council or not in the last 12 months?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:56 PM
Subject: Response to Customer 20140206003

Dear Sir

I refer to your email of 6 February. The answers to your questions are as follows:

1.The Director of Social Work is Chief Social Work Officer – Jenni Tocher

2.The Chief Social Work Officer is accountable to the Council and the Chief Executive of the Council.

3.The Council.

4.The Council is held to account by the public through the usual democratic methods.

5. Not Applicable

Yours faithfully

KENNETH McKAIG

Legal Manager

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:44 PM
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Kenneth McKaig,

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: foi@dundeecity.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: denise.campbell@dundeecity.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:46 PM
Subject: Response to Customer 20131228001

Dear Sir

My Decision

I refer to your email of 28 December.

Records show that of all children registered on the child protection register between 1st January and 31st December 2013, 59 fitted one or several of the four categories.

Please note that some children will be registered for more than one of the reasons below (e.g. emotional abuse and neglect.

Please also note that only the prime perpetrator is included in the tables below; in many cases there are a male and female partner.

Physical abuse male female total
Parent 8 <5 n/a
Person known to child <5 0 <5
total n/a <5 n/a

Emotional abuse male female total
Parent 7 15 22
Person known to child <5 0 <5
Other relative <5 0 <5
total n/a 15 n/a

Sexual abuse male female total
Parent 5 0 5
Other relative <5 0 <5
Sibling <5 0 <5
Child <5 0 <5
total 10 0 n/a

Neglect male female total
Parent 7 22 29
Child <5 0 <5
Sibling <5 0 <5
Other relative <5 0 <5
total 12 22 34

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth McKaig

Legal Manager

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

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