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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: mbox.CYPDBusinessSupport@sheffield.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:41 PM
Subject: Please accept this message as a official request for information.

Dear Linda Allsopp,

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: mbox.CYPDBusinessSupport@sheffield.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:43 PM
Subject: FOI Request 2013/1408 Child Abuse Figures.

Dear Mr Mortimer

I am responding to your Freedom of Information request (as below) on behalf of Sheffield City Council, Children Young People and Families.

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.

Sheffield City Council do not hold reportable data broken down into the categories you request. We are happy to provide you with data we do hold which is:

In 2012-13, there were 495 children who became the subject of a child protection plan. The initial category of abuse recorded for these children was:

Neglect: 201

Physical Abuse: 51

Sexual Abuse: 12

Emotional Abuse: 231

This data is published as part of the Children In Need census and can be accessed on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/characteristics-of-children-in-need-in-england-2012-to-2013

Kind regards

Linda Allsopp

Sheffield City Council

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

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