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Dear Julie Bishop,
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.
----- Original Message -----
I write following your recent Freedom of Information request on Saturday 28th December 2013, reference FOI/2013/1019.
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.
We do not keep this information in a readily accessible format. To answer this request we would have to examine all records and this would be prohibitive in cost and time.