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----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@Lincolnshire.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 1:26 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: Request for Information - 7234791FOI

Dear David Mortimers

Please find our response to your request below:

Request:

Please will you kindly tell me what information Lincolnshire County Council is required to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators by the current statutory requirements?

Response:

Lincolnshire County Council keeps information on individual perpetrators which is stored in the case notes relating to the individual child and we are not required to report this. However, we do hold information on whether children have been subject of sexual, physical, emotional harm and/or neglect . The information you require may be held by the Crown Prosecution/Lincolnshire Police.

We believe this answers your request in full.

Yours sincerely

James Taylor

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@Lincolnshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:37 PM
Subject: 6234433FOI

Dear David Mortimer

Please find our response to your request below:

Request

Are you saying there is no-one employed by Lincolnshire County Council who has a legal duty to (A) protect children or (B) to collect child abuse perpetrator information?

Response

Lincolnshire County Council are not saying there is no-one responsible for protecting children but that it is not one person's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every individual working in Children's Services to safeguard children and young people. The ultimate responsibility rests with the Director of Children's Services.

We believe this answers your request in full.

Yours sincerely

James Taylor

----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@Lincolnshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:32 PM
Subject: RE: Please accept this message as a official request for information. 6234433FOI

Dear David Mortimers

Please find our response to your request below:

Request

(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?"

Response

There is no one individual who is responsible for deciding which information is collected in these areas. The information is collected with regards to the Local Authorities role in safeguarding children and is set out in the statutory guidance and will be relevant regarding children suffering disadvantage as a result of these factors within our services.

Lincolnshire County Council does not hold any information that falls within the scope of this request.

We believe this answers your request in full.

Yours sincerely

David Coulson

----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@Lincolnshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act. 5883225FOI

Dear David Mortimer

Subject: Request for information regarding child victims of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases.

Please find our response to your request below:

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.

Response

Lincolnshire County Council does not routinely record whether or not cases of child abuse are ultimately substantiated, which we assume you mean lead to a conviction. Therefore, we do not hold this information in a format to respond to your request. This information is likely to be held by the Police or CPS.

We believe this answers your request in full.

Yours sincerely

David Coulson

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

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