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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Neil.Ashby@slough.gov.uk
Cc: Kay.Musk@slough.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2014 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: Please accept this message as a official request for information - 5793

Dear Neil Ashby,

Please will you kindly tell me why Slough Borough Council does not collect & hold information on child abuse perpetrators & who Kitty Ferris's child protection policies are designed to protect children from if they are not based on this information?

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: Neil.Ashby@slough.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: Kay.Musk@slough.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: FW: Please accept this message as a official request for information - 5793

Dear David

Your freedom of information request has now been considered and the response is outlined below

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; Kitty Ferris (Assistant Director)

(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; Internal HR Procedures

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

(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; Internal HR Procedures

(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?" Local Safe Guarding Childrens Board

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you can ask for a review of your reply. To request a review please contact the Freedom of Information Officer at Slough Borough Council, St Martin’s Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3UF, telephone 01753 875070, email foi@slough.gov.uk

For further information you can also contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,

Telephone: 0303 123 1113, or http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Ashby

Business Support Manager

Children, Young People and Families

Slough Borough Council

----- Original Message -----
From: FreedomofInformation@slough.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 4:13 PM
Subject: FW: Request for information under the freedom of information act - 5651

Mr Mortimer

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Your freedom of information request has now been considered and I can respond as follows:

After extensive interrogation of our ICS system it is clear that there is no way of easily extracting the data requested without manually examining each individual file.

We had approximately 300 children who became subject to a child protection plan in the last 12 months. If each file took on average 10 minutes to examine and extract the data this would take this request above the prescribed time and cost limit of 18 hours (£450). Therefore I am unable to provide you with the information you have requested.

Please accept this email as a notice of refusal under S12 (cost limit) of the FOIA.

Kind Regards

SBC FOI Officer

-----Original Message-----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: 28 December 2013 10:42
To: FreedomofInformation@slough.gov.uk
Subject: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Slough Council

Request for information under the freedom of information act.

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.

David Mortimer

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

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