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----- Original Message -----
From: foi@kettering.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:26 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI ENQUIRY - RESPONSE

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your correspondence dated 18 April 2014 requesting information under the above Act, received by Kettering Borough Council on 22 April 2014. You have requested the following information and I am able to advise you accordingly:

Kindly confirm if you are aware there is no legislation or regulations which specifically requires local authorities to collect and 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.

Your enquiry is not technically a request for information as recognised by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We can only provide an answer for Kettering Borough Council and not those authorities which are responsible for safeguarding children. Our functions do not primarily cover the safeguarding of children therefore we do not collect or hold information in relation to child abuse perpetrators, neither do we report to Central Government in relation to this matter – if we are concerned about the welfare of any child, the matter is reported to Northamptonshire County Council who are the responsible authority for Children’s Social Services.

For details regarding the legislation surrounding the safeguarding of children, please refer to the information available on the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/childrens-services/safeguarding-children

Most information that we provide in response to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Kettering Borough Council.

Yours sincerely

Karen Sait

Kind regards

http://www.kettering.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@kettering.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:45 AM
Subject: FOI ENQUIRY - RESPONSE

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your correspondence dated 26 March 2014 requesting information under the above Act, received by Kettering Borough Council on 26 March 2014. You have requested the following information and I am able to advise you accordingly:

Following on from our response to your enquiry under reference FOI/2551/13 you have made the following enquiries:

Please kindly tell me if:

you are aware that Northamptonshire County Council does not collect any information on child abuse perpetrators

No, we are not aware of what information NCC does or does not collect as part of their duties for Safeguarding Children

who your child protection policies are designed to protect children from if they are not based on this information?

As advised in our previous response dated 21 January 2014, we are not the responsible authority for Children and Young People Services, although all adults have a duty to protect and safeguard children. Any policies in relation to the Safeguarding or Protection of Children will be held by Northamptonshire County Council, please view the information on their website:

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/children/protecting-children/pages/default.aspx

You may wish to redirect your original enquiry to Northamptonshire Police who may be able to assist you, please visit their website for the relevant contact details:

https://www.northants.police.uk/site/#!np/5$116

Kind regards

Sarah Goodman

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@kettering.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:34 PM
Subject: FOI ENQUIRY - RESPONSE
Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your correspondence dated 28 December 2014 requesting information under the above Act, received by Kettering Borough Council on 28 December 2014. You have requested the following information and I am able to advise you accordingly:

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

This information is not held by Kettering Borough Council as we are not the responsible authority for Children and Young People Services. Please redirect your enquiry to Northamptonshire County Council who may hold some or all of the information you require. Their contact details are available on their website and I have provided the relative links below:

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/children/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Council/transparency/Pages/FOI.aspx

I trust the above information is helpful however if you are unhappy with my reply, you may request a review. Please address your request for a review to:

Yours sincerely

Sarah Goodman

http://www.kettering.gov.uk

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

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