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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 2:36 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request

Dear David Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 30 December. We have now considered your request as set out below.

You asked:

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.

Clarification received: What I want is information on the perpetrators of child abuse. I am not asking for any information about the child victims. What I mean by substantiated child abuse cases are those who have been taken through the criminal justice system & found guilty of a child abuse offence.

The information requested above is not collected by the Local Authority. I have been advised that this information would be held by the Probation Services. The Probation Services contact details are:

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Samantha Godfrey

Information Governance, Information Team

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

A change would be in the best interests of children.