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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Sian.Waters@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4496

Dear Sian Waters,

Are you telling me that Pembrokeshire County Council child protection policies were formulated using child abuse perpetrator information & if not what information was used?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: Sian.Waters@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 9:31 AM
Subject: FW: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4496

Dear Mr Mortimer

We collect and hold information on child abuse perpetrators in line with statutory requirements.

Regards

Sian

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: FOI@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4496

Dear Sian Waters,

Are you saying the current statutory requirements do require Pembrokeshire County Council to collect & hold information on child abuse perpetrators?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:10 PM
Subject: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4496

Dear Mr Mortimer

Information on perpetrators of child abuse is collected and held in accordance with statutory requirements.

Regards

Sian Waters

----- Original Message -----
From: Sian.Waters@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:30 AM
Subject: RE: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4416

Dear Dave

I write with reference to your email below in which you request clarification on our response to your FOIA request. I apologise for the delay in providing this information. I have now received the following from our Children and Schools directorate:

‘The requirement is for information to be collected and recorded in respect of children in need. The requirements were set out in Welsh Assembly Government Circulars 21/2005 and WAGC 37/2007 and their supporting exemplars.’

I hope that you find this helpful.

Regards

Sian

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: FOI@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4416

Dear Sian Waters,

Please will you kindly tell me if (A) the statutory requirement only requires Pembrokeshire County Council to collect & record information on child neglect and abuse & (B) if that statutory requirement is stated in & set by the all Wales Child Protection Procedures?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: FOI@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:16 PM
Subject: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4416

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Please find below our response to your FOIA request regarding what information is collected and held on child neglect and abuse.

Please will you kindly tell me:

(a) the council authority, council officer and the name of that officer, who decides on what information on child neglect and abuse is collected & held by your council;

It is a statutory requirement that this information is collected and recorded and therefore is not the decision of an individual.

(b) the means by which that person is held to account by a member of the public for their performance in discharging that public function;

Not applicable in the light of response to question above

(c) the council authority, the council officer and the name of that officer, responsible for your child protection policies;

The local authority adheres to the All Wales Child Protection Procedures. There is no individual officer responsibility.

(d) the means by which that person is held to account by a member of the public for their performance in discharging that public function;

Not applicable in the light of response to question above

(e) how the function in (c) is properly discharged and held accountable for policies which would best effectively protect children from abuse if the person referred to in (a) does not collect any information on child abuse perpetration?"

Not applicable in the light of responses to questions above

Regards

Sian Waters

Information Governance and Freedom of Information Officer

sian.waters@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Sian.Waters@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:23 AM
Subject: Response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request - reference 4320

Dear Mr Mortimer

Please find attached our response to your FOIA request regarding 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.

Response:

These are the figures requested:

Emotional abuse 28

Of which: 11 were father; 7 were mother; 10 were mother & father

Cases of Neglect 18

Of which: 14 were mother; 4 were mother and father

Physical abuse 3

Of which: 2 were mother & father; 1 was grandmother

Sexual 6

Of which: 6 were uncle

Total cases 55

Regards

Sian Waters

Information Governance and Freedom of Information Officer

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

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