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----- Original Message -----
From: jonathansheward@warwickshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:05 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - Local Safeguarding Children's Board

Dear Mr Mortimer

Your request for information has now been considered,and the information that you have requested is enclosed.

You asked us:

Please will you kindly tell me the name of the person who is in charge of your Local Safeguarding Children Board & provide me with their email address.

For the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children's Board, the relevant details are:

Cornelia Heaney - Development Manager ,Warwickshire Safeguarding Children's Board - E-mail address: corneliaheaney@warwickshire.gov.uk

For your further information, please also see the following link to the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children's Board pages on the "Warwickshire Direct" website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/aboutwscb

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Sheward

----- Original Message -----
From: jonathansheward@warwickshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 10:24 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Your request for information has now been considered. Please be advised that I am unable to provide you with the information that you have requested.

Therefore please treat this e-mail as a Refusal Notice in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You asked us:

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.

During 2013 a total of 1155 plans were initiated against a total of 1129 children. Based on the Initial Plan Category the number of plans were categorised as follows:

(i) physical abuse = 45

(ii) emotional abuse = 212

(iii) sexual abuse = 25

(iv) neglect = 398

In addition some plans had multiple categories recorded against them = 475

However, please be advised that we cannot readily extract the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship of offenders to the child victim from our central recording system, as this is not recorded in an extractable field and would therefore require a manual search of the case files of these 1129 children to identify the gender/familial relationship.

We estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore we are not obliged to comply with your request. The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 currently sets the appropriate costs limit at £450 which would amount to 18 hours of officer time. We estimate that it will take in excess of 18 hours to comply with your request.

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Sheward

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

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