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----- Original Message -----
From: Cfranklin@torfaen.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:23 PM
Subject: Response to Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am now in a position to respond to your questions as follows:

We are not aware of any legislative direction for the Council to collate or use, information on perpetrators to directly inform the development of policy around Child Protection. As stated previously, TCBC adheres to the AWCPP which are written and reviewed through an All Wales policy group.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Franklin

----- Original Message -----
From: Cfranklin@torfaen.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:42 PM
Subject: Response to Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am now in a position to respond to your questions as follows:

a) Torfaen County Borough Council adheres to the following legislation/procedures:-

· Children Act - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/41/contents

· All Wales Child Protection Procedures -

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/childrenyoungpeople/health/protection/procedures/?lang=en

· Working Together - http://wales.gov.uk/pubs/circulars/2007/nafwc1207en.pdf?lang=en

b) Our child protection procedures are based on the All Wales Child Protection Procedures (link above).

If you have any queries about this letter or are unhappy about the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, please do not hesitate to contact me in writing.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales) cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by this Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales), Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL. Telephone 029 2044 8044 or Fax 029 2044 8045 or e-mail Wales@ico.gsi.gov.uk.

This letter is available in large print, on audio cassette and in Braille and also in Welsh or any other Community Language. Please contact us for further details or if we can help in any way.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Franklin

http://www.torfaen.gov.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Cfranklin@torfaen.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:15 PM
Subject: RE: Clarification - Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your email.

I can confirm the chair of the All Wales Child Protection Group is currently Zarah Newman - NEWMAZ@CAERPHILLY.GOV.UK.

I trust I have now fully answered your Freedom of Information request. If you wish to make a new request please email to FOI@torfaen.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Franklin

----- Original Message -----
From: Cfranklin@torfaen.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: Clarification - Freedom of Information Request

Dear Dave

I can confirm that all Local Authorities in Wales use the All Wales Child Protection Procedures which were written by the All Wales Child Protection Review group. In addition, local policies are produced by the South East Wales Safeguarding Children’s Forum.

I hope the above information is helpful.

Regards

Catherine Franklin

----- Original Message -----
From: Cfranklin@torfaen.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 4:28 PM
Subject: Clarification - Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. I confirm that I would be able to provide the number of children on the child protection register at a particular point in time (ie 31 March 2013), the gender of those children and that I would also be able to tell you the category of registration ie. Neglect, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Emotional abuse. This is the information that the Authority is required to report to the Welsh Government.

However, please note that I am not able to provide the information you are requesting relating to relationships between child and perpetrator. To do this would require a manual review of each child's social care record and I estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit of £450.00. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours (at £25.00 per hour) in determining whether the Council holds the information and locating, retrieving and extracting it. Under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, the Council is not obliged to comply with your request.

I would be grateful if you could confirm if you wish to receive the information that I have identified above? Please note I will take no further action in relation to this request until I receive a response to this email.

If you have any queries about this letter or are unhappy about the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, please do not hesitate to contact me in writing.

If, after having made your complaint, you are not content with the outcome, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner's Office (Wales) cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by this Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office (Wales), Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL. Telephone 029 2044 8044 or Fax 029 2044 8045 or e-mail Wales@ico.gsi.gov.uk

This letter is available in large print, on audio cassette and in Braille and also in Welsh or any other Community Language. Please contact us for further details or if we can help in any way.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Franklin

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

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