Sexual assault allegations – social services employees

How many allegations of a) sexual assault and b) sexual harassment has your council received relating to social service’ staff in each of the past four calendar years? These include full time employees and contractors.
– In how many of the cases were any of the alleged victims under 18 at the time of the alleged offence?
– In how many of the cases were any of the alleged victims current or former clients/customers?
– For each case, did it lead to i) internal disciplinary proceedings, ii) external disciplinary proceedings (i.e. through a regulator) and/or iii) a financial settlement?
– For each case, please provide a broad description of the allegations involved, including the number of alleged victims / alleged perpetrators; their age (within a 10-year band); the date of the alleged offence and whether the alleged perpetrator occupied a managerial position.
– For each case, please list the gender of the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim. Alternatively, provide totals for the genders of the alleged perpetrators and alleged victims across all of your cases.
– For each case which was dealt with by disciplinary proceedings, please state how many alleged offenders were i) fired; ii) suspended, iii) received written or verbal warnings.

We hold information in relation to all of the above but as disclosure may identify individuals it is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2001 Section 40 – Personal Data

Please provide the value of any financial settlement in each case.

No financial settlements have been made therefore the answer is zero.

Did any settlements (financial or otherwise) include clauses placing any restriction on the ability of the alleged victim to discuss the events involved – or the council itself? If so, how many?

No settlements have been made therefore we do not hold this information.