Help for victims of abuse

rebecca hemsley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Children's Commissioner for England

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Children's Commissioner for England fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Children’s Commissioner for England,

What is done in England to help victims of abuse to
physically and psychologically recover?
How much money is spent in this if any?

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley

Children's Commissioner for England

1 Atodiad

Dear Rebecca


I refer to your Freedom of Information request which was received by us on
the 23rd September 2013 in which you request the following information;


' What is done in England to  help victims of abuse to physically and
psychologically recover?

How much money is spent in this if any?


I am sorry, but the Office of the Children’s Commissioner does not hold
this information. May we suggest that you contact the Department for
Education and the Department of Health who may be able to assist you in
this request.


If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.  If you are unhappy with the way your request has been
handled, you have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is
incorrect by contacting the Children’s Commissioner, Office of the
Children’s Commissioner, 33 Greycoat Street, London, SW1 2QF,
[1][email address]    within two
calendar months of the date of this letter.


Should you remain unsatisfied with the outcome you have a right under
section 50 of the. Freedom of Information Act  to appeal against the
decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF 2000, [2][email address]  


Yours sincerely



Ross Hendry

Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Policy



dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ross Children’s Commissioner for England,

The question was derived
from the Convention on Rights of the Child.

I trust that monitoring this is within your remit.
Article 39 States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to promote physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration of a
child victim of: any form of neglect, exploitation, or abuse; torture or any other form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; or armed conflicts. Such recovery and reintegration shall take place in an environment which fosters the health, self-respect and dignity of the child.

My experience is that a huge problem for sexually abused children is not receiving the necessary support to promote recovery.

I will narrow this to
"What is being done to help victims of child sexual abuse physically and psychologically recover?
How much money is spent in this if any?"
Please could you also tell me your remit and job description as childrens commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

rebecca hemsley