Peer on peer abuse

Louisa JAMES made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cleveland Police as part of a batch sent to 45 authorities

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Cleveland Police.

Dear Cleveland Police,

Please could you provide me with the following information

1. The number of 'peer on peer' incidents reported in PRIMARY schools (ages 5-11) for the academic years:

2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020

2. The ages of the alleged suspects and victims involved.

Yours faithfully,

Louisa JAMES

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry ref: 12796-21

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry received by this office on 1st April.

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Mrs M Johnson
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Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Ms James,

Enquiry Ref: 12796/2021

I write in connection with your request for information dated 1st April 2021 and received by this office on that date. Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying, your patience is appreciated. Below are the questions raised in your request and our response?

1. The number of 'peer on peer' incidents reported in PRIMARY schools (ages 5-11) for the academic years:
2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020
2. The ages of the alleged suspects and victims involved.
Having considered the content of your request we would rely upon the below exemption.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section 1 (1) (a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at Sec 1(1) (b) is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon s17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

Having made enquiries within the force regarding your request we have been advised that to try and answer the request would require the manual retrieval and reading of every crime recorded as occurring in every primary school, within the Cleveland Force area, to identify if the incident is peer on peer, it is estimated that this would take in excess of the appropriate time stipulated by the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Falconer on the 18th Of October 2004, that is, eighteen hours. This falls under the exemption of 'Compliance exceeding the appropriate limit' covered by Section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and as such this work could not be undertaken.
Therefore, please treat this as a refusal notice under S17 of the Freedom of Information Act.
However if you submit a revised request for crimes rather than incidents and reduce the time scale of your request we will endeavour to provide you with the information.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response or 40 working days if extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

We have made every effort to ensure a response was provided within statutory deadlines, however due to current circumstances delays have been unavoidable. If your response was late we apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused and thank you for your patience. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
E-mail: [email address]

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