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----- Original Message -----
From: michelle.anderson@rochdale.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: foi@rochdale.gov.uk ; Sumera.Chaudhary@Rochdale.Gov.UK
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:18 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information request (8221)

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Please see attached response to your Freedom Of Information request.

Kind regards,

Michelle Anderson

Business Support Officer

Children's Social Care

----- Original Message -----
From: michelle.anderson@rochdale.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: foi@rochdale.gov.uk; Sumera.Chaudhary@Rochdale.Gov.UK
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:02 AM
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request 8119

Dear Mr Mortimer

Please accept my apologies – the response letter sent to you could have made clearer the reason why we are unable to provide you with the information you requested.

Whilst we do hold information regarding perpetrators of child abuse, this information is held within each victim’s individual case record. In order to provide you with the information you require, it would be necessary to go into each record created within the past year to locate this which would exceed the statutory 18 hours’ time limit set out by Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The police are more likely to be able to locate and retrieve the information you require from the system they use in regard to offenders.

If you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at foi@rochdale.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Michelle Anderson

Business Support Officer

Children's Social Care

----- Original Message -----
From: michelle.anderson@rochdale.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: foi@rochdale.gov.uk; Sumera.Chaudhary@Rochdale.Gov.UK
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:46 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information request

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Re: - Request For Information under Freedom of Information Act 2000

Further to your Freedom of Information Request which was received on 28th December 2014:

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, (ii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect.

Please be advised that, as offenders are only offenders when convicted, Rochdale Children’s Services do not hold this information. You may be able to get this information from the police:

Greater Manchester Police

PD Box 22

Manchester

M16 ORE

Yours sincerely,

Paul Marshall

Assistant Director

Children’s Social Care

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.