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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: lambethinformationrequests@lambeth.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: Information request (ref: IR51703)

Dear James De Cort,

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: lambethinformationrequests@lambeth.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 5:28 PM
Subject: Information request (ref: IR51703)

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information received on 18 February 2014. Please see the Council’s response to your request below.

(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;

The Interim Divisional Director of Children's Social Care, is responsible. Public accountability is achieved through the council processes such as the Scrutiny Committee.

(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?"

The Council does not hold any information in response to your request; your request is not for recorded information held by this authority.

Yours sincerely

James De Cort

----- Original Message -----
From: lambethinformationrequests@lambeth.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 6:32 PM
Subject: Information request (ref: IR42354)

Dear Mr. Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information received on 30 December 2013. Please accept my apology for the delay in responding to you.

You requested the following:

Please will you kindly tell me what the,
A, The gender,
B. Familial relationship,

Was 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.
(1) Physical Abuse.
(2) Emotional Abuse.
(3) Sexual Abuse
(4) Cases of neglect..

FOI Response

Under FOI Section 1(1) Any person making a request for information to a public authority is entitled (a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information of the description specified in the request (b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

I am advised by my colleagues that Lambeth Council does not hold any such information. Consequently the answer to Section 1(1)(a) is NO and thus our further duty under 1(1)(b) does not arise on this occasion.

Yours sincerely

Ms Wiseman

London Borough of Lambeth

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

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