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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Sara.Johnson@poole.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 5:55 PM
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Sara Johnson,

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;

(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;

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

(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;

(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 perpetratration?"

Yours Sincerely

David Mortimer

----- Original Message -----
From: Sara.Johnson@poole.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:36 AM
Subject: FW: FOI Ref: 809

Dear Mr Mortimer

I am writing in response to your freedom of information request. Please see the attached spreadsheet that provides answers to your questions below. I am unable to provide details of the familial relationship with abusers as this is not recorded.

poolecouncilodf

  A B C D E
1   Jan 12 Feb 2012 Mar 2012 Apr 2012
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 112 122 129 127
4 CP Males 52 64 59 63
5 CP Females 59 57 66 63
6 CP Unborn children 1 1 4 1
7          
8 CP new plans 7 22 13 10
9 CP Plans ceased 3 10 8 10
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0      
12 Emotional Abuse 21(19%) 25(20%) 33(26%) 36(28%)
13 Neglect 27(24%) 29(24%) 34(26%) 35(28%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0(0%)      
15 Physical Abuse 42(37%) 52(43%) 47(36%) 41(32%)
16 Sexual Abuse 22(20%) 16(13%) 15(12%) 15(12%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse     1(1%) 1(1%)
18 Children 5 and under 52 58 61 63
19 Children 6 and over 60 64 68 64

    F G H I
1   May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 Aug 2012
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 124 121 130 145
4 CP Males 68 64 62 76
5 CP Females 55 54 65 67
6 CP Unborn children 1 3 3 2
7          
8 CP new plans 16 10 27 24
9 CP Plans ceased 13 18 18 8
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0      
12 Emotional Abuse 31(25%) 27(22%) 36(28%) 45(31%)
13 Neglect 41(33%) 42(35%) 49(38%) 56(31%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0(0%)      
15 Physical Abuse 39(31%) 39(32%) 39(30%) 37(26%)
16 Sexual Abuse 13(11%) 13(11%) 6(5%) 7(5%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse  1(1%) 1(1%)   1(1%)
18 Children 5 and under 62 59 63 69
19 Children 6 and over 62 62 67 76

    J K L M
1   Sep 2012 Oct 2012 Nov 2012 Dec 2012
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 127 122 110 119
4 CP Males 56 63 58 62
5 CP Females 70 56 49 56
6 CP Unborn children 1 3 3 1
7          
8 CP new plans 9 17 8 21
9 CP Plans ceased 24 26 15 11
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0      
12 Emotional Abuse 40(31%) 30(25%) 30(27%) 31(25%)
13 Neglect 51(40%) 52(43%) 40(36%) 39(33%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse 0(0%)      
15 Physical Abuse 30(24%) 34(28%) 35(32%) 41(34%)
16 Sexual Abuse 6(5%) 6(5%) 5(5%) 8(7%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse  1(1%)      
18 Children 5 and under 62 63 60 62
19 Children 6 and over 65 59 50 57

    N O P Q
1   Jan 2013 Feb 2013 Mar 2013 Apr 2013
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 116 119 118 129
4 CP Males 61 61 61 64
5 CP Females 54 57 56 61
6 CP Unborn children 1 1 1 4
7          
8 CP new plans 11 13 1 17
9 CP Plans ceased 14 4 4 3
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
12 Emotional Abuse 36 (31%) 33 (28%) 33(28%) 33(28%)
13 Neglect 40(34%) 50(42%) 50(42%) 50(42%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
15 Physical Abuse 33 (28%) 28 (24%) 28 (24%) 28(24%)
16 Sexual Abuse 7(6%) 8(7%) 8(7%) 8(7%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
18 Children 5 and under 61 61 60 56
19 Children 6 and over 55 58 58 73

    R S T U
1   May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 Aug 2013
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 144 141 147 148
4 CP Males 78 75 85 86
5 CP Females 64 63 62 62
6 CP Unborn children 2 3    
7          
8 CP new plans 23 15 21 11
9 CP Plans ceased 9 18 15 6
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
12 Emotional Abuse 33(28%) 33(28%) 36(24%) 33(22%)
13 Neglect 50(42%) 50(42%) 65(44%) 66(45%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
15 Physical Abuse 28(24%) 28(24%) 39(27%) 38(26%)
16 Sexual Abuse 8(7%) 8(7%) 7(5%) 11(7%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
18 Children 5 and under 65 69 72 75
19 Children 6 and over 79 72 75 73

    V W X Y
1   Sep 2013 Oct 2013 Nov 2013 Dec 2013
2 CHILD PROTECTION        
3 Total number of Children with CP Plans 141 142 147 131
4 CP Males 80 77 81 72
5 CP Females 61 64 65 58
6 CP Unborn children   1  1  1
7          
8 CP new plans 15 19 16 4
9 CP Plans ceased 22 19 12 19
10          
11 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
12 Emotional Abuse 27(19%) 27(19%) 31(21%) 30(23%)
13 Neglect 68(48%) 68(48%) 67(46%) 62(47%)
14 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
15 Physical Abuse 32(23%) 37(26%) 35(24%) 31(24%)
16 Sexual Abuse 14(10%) 10(7%) 14(10%) 8(6%)
17 Neglect & Physical Abuse        
18 Children 5 and under 74 79 74 70
19 Children 6 and over 67 63 73 61

Yours sincerely

Sara Johnson
Senior Business Support Manager
Children & Young People's Social Care
http://www.boroughofpoole.com

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

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

What is and who is behind the Family Law Reform Group?

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ukfamilylawreform/info

The Family Law Reform Group, as the name suggests, is a group specifically set up to campaign for UK family law reform. It is the brainchild of David Mortimer. David, a father who has been through the family court process and suffered many of the pitfalls and injustices of an outmoded legal system, has long campaigned for changes in family law to achieve justice for all, and in the hope and expectation that his sons’ sons and other fathers’ sons will never have to endure what he or they have done. That is the ethos of this Group – to build a better future for our children.

I became acquainted with David a number of years ago through a mutual contact while researching for the first edition of my legal handbook Fathers Matter. During this time I have observed his determination, perseverance and tenacity in bringing difficult and highly controversial family issues to the foreground, even though on numerous occasions it has brought him into conflict with those in a position of authority. Although David instigated the formation of the Group, he makes it very clear that he is just one part of it and the Group depends on the input of all its members to bring about radical reform which is its ultimate goal . The Group also provides support and information to anyone who needs it.

Celia Conrad, former specialist family lawyer and author of Fathers Matter.