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----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Moira.Warren@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Response - Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Moira Warren,

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: Moira.Warren@wolverhampton.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 2:45 PM
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information Response - Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your email.

There are no specific regulations in the UK requiring professionals to report suspicions about child abuse to the authorities. However, professionals who work with children report their concerns and are expected to co-operate and exchange information. Expectations with regard to reporting and information sharing are clearly set out in legislation and guidance.

Please follow the link below to the NSPCC website that gives a comprehensive insight into what is required of professionals working with children.

I hope this provides the information you require.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/research/briefings/reporting_child_abuse_wda74908.html

Best regards

Moira Warren

----- Original Message -----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
To: Moira.Warren@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Response - Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Moira Warren,

Please will you kindly confirm if you are aware 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: Moira.Warren@wolverhampton.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:42 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Response - Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Mr Mortimer

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

Your request for information has now been considered and I can provide the following response to your query:

Please will you kindly tell me

(A) what information the legislation & regulations require Wolverhampton City Council to collect & hold on child abuse perpetrators &

(B) who are your child protection policies designed to protect children from if they are not based on this information?

Please follow the attached links which contain the information you require:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children

http://www.wolvesscb.org.uk/home_about_us.html

http://ico.org.uk/complaints/getting/complain

Yours sincerely,

Moira Warren

----- Original Message -----
From: Moira.Warren@wolverhampton.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:14 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Response - Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Mr Mortimer

Your request for information has now been considered and I can provide the following response to your query:

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.

Please see the attached table. We have not broken down the figures for “Familial Relationships” as some of the numbers were low and as such could lead to identification of individuals. We have therefore applied section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act to this part of your request.

Section 40 (2) Personal Information relating to another person.

This exemption applies because if you ask for someone else’s personal data, then that information would be exempt if its disclosure would contravene any of the data protection principles in the Data Protection Act 1998 (or certain other provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998).

I hope this provides the information that you require. If not, please contact me again.

Yours sincerely,

Moira Warren

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

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