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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: Final Response to FOI No 1 David Mortimer - Familialt

Dear Yvonne Jenkins,

It will never be possible for local authorities to protect children from abuse until their child protection polices are evidence based but 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: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:31 PM
Subject: RE: FOI No 1 Familial Relationship with Child Victims - Amended Response

Dear Mr Mortimer,

In response to your query regarding the legislation and regulations NPTCBC respond as follows:

NPTCBC are not aware of any legislation or regulations that require the collection and retention of information regarding child abuse perpetrators. NPTCBC are governed by the requirements of the Welsh Government.

I trust this answer your query.

Kind regards

Yvonne Jenkins

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: FOI No 1 Familial Relationship with Child Victims - Amended Response

Dear Yvonne Jenkins,

Please will you kindly tell me what information the current legislation & regulations require Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:50 PM
Subject: RE: FOI No 1 Familial Relationship with Child Victims - Amended Response

Dear Mr Mortimer

In response to your email of 13th March, Social Services answer as follows:-

QA: The Local Authority has never made a conscious decision not to record the gender of alleged perpetrators in CP cases. There has never been a requirement previously for us to report this information and therefore never been built into our system. Even prior to the CP Registration process becoming automated in 2007, the gender of alleged perpetrators was not captured as part of the manual update process. Unless we are specifically required to report this information, it is unlikely that our systems will be changed to capture this.

QB: The procedures are designed to protect children from people who have caused them significant harm or could be at risk of doing so in the future.

Kind regards

Yvonne Jenkins

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: FOI No 1 Familial Relationship with Child Victims - Amended Response

Dear Yvonne Jenkins,

Please will you kindly tell me (A) why Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council does not record the gender of perpetrators & (B) who are Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's child protection policies designed to protect children from?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: y.jenkins@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:01 AM
Subject: FOI No 1 Familial Relationship with Child Victims - Amended Response

Dear Mr Mortimer

Your Question:

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.

Our Answer:

Physical Abuse:

Of the 31 cases of Physical Abuse, the familial relationships were:

Child/Young Person
1
Father
14
Mother
4
Mother’s Partner
1
Parent
9
Parent’s Ex Partner
1
Self
1
TOTAL 31

Emotional Abuse

Of the 134 cases of Emotional Abuse, the familial relationships were:

Child/Young Person 1
Extended Family 1
Family In Household 1
Father 1
Mother 28
Mother’s Partner 6
Parent 94
Parent’s Ex Partner
1
Sister 1
TOTAL 134

Sexual Abuse

Of the 23 cases of Sexual Abuse, the familial relationships were:

Anonymous 2
Child/Young Person
1
Father 8
Friend 1
Grandparent 1
Mother 1
Parent 5
Self 1
Uncle 2
Youth Club 1
TOTAL 23

Cases Of Neglect

Of the 217 cases of Neglect, the familial relationships were:

*Not Available* 2
Child/Young Person 1
Family In Household 1
Father 4
Foster Parent 1
Mother 82
Mother’s Partner 2
Parent 121
Parent’s Ex Partner
3
TOTAL 217

Please note:

Data is collated between 1st January 2013 – 31st December 2013

Unfortunately, we do not record the gender of the alleged perpetrator, the only way to report this information would be to manually read through the narrative of each case which would be unachievable in the allotted time to complete this piece of work.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused in this matter.

Regards

Yvonne Jenkins

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

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