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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number given above.
Chief Executive's Office
A change would be in the best interests of children.