UK Family Law Reform

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:58 PM
Subject: HBC_FOI_01001438 - Information request response

Dear David Mortimer

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request.

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act and we are able to respond as follows.

Your Request:

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.

Our Response:

The County of Hertfordshire is governed under a two tier Local Authority system, under which Hertfordshire County Council has responsibility for key services including Highways, Education, and Social Services. For this reason the information you have requested is held by Hertfordshire County Council. The contact details are as follows:

Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford SG13 8DQ

General Enquiries - 0300 123 4040

HCC FOI email address

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me. Further information explaining the Council's process for responding to information requests together with a complaints/appeals procedure is available in our reception or via our website at:

The Information Commissioner oversees the application of the Freedom of Information Act. You may contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House, Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

Please include the above reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.

Kind regards

Information Services

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