Child abuse and neglect allegations

Please provide information in relation to the following queries: 

1) The number of child abuse and/or neglect allegations against people who work with children notified to your Local Authority Designated Officer in respect of a child placed/held in any of the following in your area (please provide data for each category of establishment):

1. Children’s home –

196

2. Secure children’s home –

X

3. Semi-independent or independent accommodation –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

4. Independent boarding school (private boarding school that does not fall within category (5) below) –

X

5. State boarding school (run by local council, academy or free school and does not fall within category (f) below) –

0

6. Residential special school (N.B. schools which accommodate children for more than 295 days a year must be registered as children’s homes, so please include data relating to those in (1) above) –

87

7. Mental health inpatient unit –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

8. Hospital that does not fall within category (7) above –

17

9. Young offender institution –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

10. Secure training centre –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

11. Immigration removal centre / short-term holding facility –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

12. Police custody –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

 

Note:  Where we have answered with a X above, this is because disclosure of the information would risk identifying the individuals concerned and therefore a disclosure of their personal data.   This would be a breach of the first principle of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and therefore this information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

2) Where possible, please provide the figures for question 1 above broken down by type of abuse:

* Child sexual exploitation –

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

* Emotional abuse – 

X

* Neglect – 

X

* Physical abuse –

70

* Sexual abuse –

15

* Other –

203

With reference to responses marked X, please refer to the clarification in response to question 1 above.

 

3) The number of Section 47 enquiries* conducted in respect of a child placed/held in any of the following in your area (please provide data for each category of establishment):

1. Children’s home

X

2. Secure children’s home

X

3. Semi-independent or independent accommodation

6

4. Independent boarding school (private boarding school that does not fall within category (5) below)

X

5. State boarding school (run by local council, academy or free school and does not fall within category (6) below)

X

6. Residential special school (N.B. schools which accommodate children for more than 295 days a year must be registered as children’s homes, so please include data relating to those in (1) above)

X

7. Mental health inpatient unit

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

8. Hospital that does not fall within category (7) above

X

9. Young offender institution

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

10. Secure training centre

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

11. Immigration removal centre / short-term holding facility

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

12. Police custody

Information not recorded on our system and we therefore do not hold this information

With reference to responses marked X, please refer to the clarification in response to question 1 above.

 

4) Please provide the outcomes of these Section 47 enquiries* (requested in question 3) using the headings below:

* Abuse or neglect substantiated

4

* Abuse or neglect not substantiated

8

* Child moved
* Other children in establishment interviewed
* Other children moved
* Child provided counselling or other emotional support
* Member of staff convicted of criminal offence
* Criminal proceedings against member of staff ongoing
* Member of staff subject to disciplinary action
* Staff disciplinary proceedings online

* Other – please state

X (please refer to our clarifications above )

*Section 47 refers to Section 47 of the Children Act 1989.

For clarification, the areas where we have confirmed that we hold information above are the reportable fields to s.47 enquiries.  We therefore do not hold information in relation to your other queries.