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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: gary.chittick@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: *Confidential: Freedom of Information Request - Response

Dear Gary Chittick,

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: gary.chittick@renfrewshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 10:46 AM
Subject: *Confidential: Freedom of Information Request - Response

Dear Mr Mortimer,

I refer to your email of 28 December 2013 seeking information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I have noted below the information you request and the response from Renfrewshire Council.

Your request:

"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:

I am providing notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the Council does not hold information in the way you have requested and as such is unable to comply with your request. If we held the information in the way you requested we would not be in a position to release the information to you as there would be a possibility that by doing so an individual child could be identified. Renfrewshire provides information on child protection to the Scottish Government on an annual basis and this is made available publicly and can be accessed on line at the following web link:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00416522.pdf

I trust that this information meets with the details of your request however if you are unhappy with the way in which the Council has dealt with your request, you are entitled to require the Council to review its decision. A copy of the Council’s review procedures is attached in Appendix 1.

Freedom of Information enquiries should be directed to foi@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Social Work

Director: Peter Macleod

Yours sincerely

Gary Chittick

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/

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

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