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----- Original Message -----
From: information.Management@suffolk.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 3:00 PM
Subject: 7265 - Freedom of Information – Response

Request:

I believe the standard categories which are recorded according to Working Together 2013 (and every previous one since 1989) have not been changed, and only apply to children subject to CP plans. What I would like you to kindly tell me is (A) if the working together guidance actually requires Suffolk County Council to collect & hold information on child abuse perpetrators or not & (B) if Suffolk County Council's child protection policies were formulated using child abuse perpetrator information & if not what information was used?

Response:

No

No

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Services

http://www.suffolk.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: information.Management@suffolk.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:41 AM
Subject: 7124 - Freedom of Information – Response

Thank you for your request for information, reference number 7124.

Request:

Please will you kindly tell me (A) what information the legislation & regulations require Suffolk County Council to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators & (B) who your child protection policies are designed to protect children from if they are not based on this information?

Response:

A. Suffolk County Council is required to maintain a record of adults who have been convicted of child abuse and served a prison sentence. The relevant prison notifies the local authority when the person is discharged from prison. Allegations of abuse to children are maintained on the child’s record.

B. Suffolk’s Child Protection procedures are based on Government Guidance contained in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Services
Suffolk County Council

----- Original Message -----
From: information.Management@suffolk.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:15 PM
Subject: 6898 - Freedom of Information - Response

Dear Mr Mortimer

Request:

(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?"

Response:

(a) Suffolk County Council Director of Young People’s Service, Sue Cook.
(b) Cabinet Lead Member from Children Young People’s Service & Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
(c) Suffolk County Council, Head of Safeguarding for Children, Tina Wilson.
(d) Local Safeguarding Children‘s Board.
(e) Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Services

----- Original Message -----
From: information.Management@suffolk.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:27 AM
Subject: 6502 - Freedom of Information - Section 12 Cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your request received on 30 December 2013 requesting information about child abuse.

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for local government is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending two and a half working days in determining whether the Council holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

We estimate that it will take us in excess of two and a half working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.

The attached response document contains details of our estimate £18,750

Please note, you may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required. Any revised request will be treated as a new FOI.

Re: Your 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

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Services
http://www.suffolk.gov.uk

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

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