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----- Original Message -----
From: foi@middlesbrough.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 10:54 AM
Subject: RESPONSE TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO: 4239.1

Dear Mr Mortimer

I refer to the response emailed to you on 14th January 2014 and your subsequent emails. The response advised that we do not collate the requested information. Having discussed this with the service area it was identified that we do not collate the information on ICS (Integrated Children's System).

The Council does hold the requested information within paper records, however it would involve a manual trawl through hundreds of files and we would then need to drill down into each record identified in order to locate, retrieve and compile the information.

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act allows public authorities to refuse to answer requests for information if the cost of complying would exceed the "appropriate limit" prescribed in the Regulations. The appropriate limit as set out in the Act is £450 (an hourly rate of £25 per person per hour for a maximum of 18 hours in total).

To fully comply with your request we have determined that the appropriate fees limit of £450 would be exceeded as per section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, and the Council is therefore exempted from providing the information that you have requested.

Yours sincerely

Steph Robson

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@middlesbrough.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 4:17 PM
Subject: RESPONSE TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO: 4239.1

Dear Mr Mortimer

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its search for the information you requested on 30 December 2013.

In your request you asked for the following information:

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: We do not collate this information.

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email foi@middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please remember to quote the reference number shown above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Steph Robson

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

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