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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: JBurke@wandsworth.gov.uk
Cc: foi@wandsworth.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8740 - Child Abuse Cases

Dear Jacquie Burke,

It will never be possible for local authorities to protect children from abuse until their child protection polices are evidence based but there is no legislation or regulations which specifically requires local authorities to collect & hold information on child abuse perpetrators or for them to use that information to formulate their child protection policies. Nor is this information available for Government to use that information to formulate their child protection policies.

Best regards Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@wandsworth.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8740 - Child Abuse Cases

Dear Mr Mortimer

The contact will be Jacquie Burke, Head of Safeguarding and Standards

JBurke@wandsworth.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Sue Murray

----- Original Message -----
From: foi@wandsworth.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 9:34 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8740 - Child Abuse Cases

Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8740 - Child Abuse Cases

I refer to your request for information received on 30/12/2013. Please see the information below in response to your request: -

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.

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate, extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant to the gender and familial relationship of offenders, including the type of abuse sustained for the last year would take in excess of 18 hours. With 233 new child protection plans last year, to extract and identify, then collate the relevant information from every record, with a minimum of 10 minutes per record to review the file for the information held, would take at least 38 hours to produce. You may therefore wish to revise the scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the cost limit.

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free to contact me and I, or another member of the team, will be able to assist you.

Regards

Sue Murray

https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/

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

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