Dear West Sussex County Council,

I would like to ask the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would be most grateful to hear back with responses relating to Adult Safeguarding for the whole of West Sussex between the period April 2016 and March 2017. If you don't have that year yet available, the most recent full year of statistics, would be most appreciated.

1. How many adult safeguarding alerts were made between April 2016 and March 2017 for people over the age of 65?

a. 65-74

b. 75-84

c. 85+

2. Could you please break the figures down into areas within the county?

3. Could please provide a breakdown of the type of abuse reported, under the following categories for April 2016-March 2017:

a. Neglect

b. Physical

c. Financial

d. Sexual

e. Psychological

4. Could you please provide figures relating to gender for April 2016-March 2017.

a. Male

b. Female

c. Transgender

d. Not disclosed

e. Not available

5. Could you please provide figures relating to ethnicity for April 2016-March 2017.

6. Could you please provide figures relating to religion for April 2016-March 2017.

7. Where did the abuse take place for April 2016-March 2017?

a. Own home

b. Residential home

c. Care home

d. Supported living

e. Hospital

f. Other

g. Not available

8. Information regarding perpetrator or suspected perpetrator if available for April 2016-March 2017:

a. Relative

b. Friend

c. Neighbour

d. Professional

e. Carer

f. Stranger

g. Other

h. Not available

9. Number of allegations that were substantiated for April 2016-March 2017.

10. Number of allegations that went to case conference or equivalent for April 2016-March 2017

11.Number of repeat referrals (if information is available) for April 2016-March 2017

12.Number of serious case reviews within April 2016-March 2017, if any for April 2016-March 2017.

I look forward to hearing from you and receiving your responses to the above questions.

Yours faithfully,


Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Carly,


Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate
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working days, that is by or on 05.10.17.


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transparency and open data.


Yours sincerely,


Helen Thompson.


Freedom Of Information |  [1]West Sussex County Council | Location:
County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ
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Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Carly


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