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Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 4:53 PM
Subject: Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your information request concerning Child Abuse dated 06-01-2014. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The response to your information request can be found on the Council's website

FOI Request - Child Abuse

Request 101000210194

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 10-01-2014

These cases were reported between 1 August 2012 and 31 July 2013

(i) physical abuse - 6 cases where perpetrator identified - 5 mother & 1 father

(ii) emotional abuse - 12 cases where perpetrator identified - 2 father, 8 mother & 2 step-father

(iii) Sexual Abuse - 6 cases where perpetrator identified - 2 father, 4 step fathers / partner

(iv) neglect - 5 cases where perpetrator identified - 5 mothers

We trust this satisfies your information request. It is the council's practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact Peter Jones on 01343 563601 or email quoting the reference number given above.

Yours sincerely

Emma Flett
Information Co-ordinator

Chief Executive's Office
The Moray Council
Council Offices
High Street
IV30 1BX

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