Calderdale Reports on Skircroft Child Sexual Abuse

Cathy Fox made this Freedom of Information request to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under FOI Act 2000 please could you answer:

There was an investigation into child sexual abuse at Skircoat Lodge and other places started by Chris Babbs, that at least a dozen social workers took part in.It was part of Operation Screen. Please could you send me the final report.

Can you tell me when the social services committee discussed the Operation report and send me the minutes?

Could you send me a copy of the Area Child Protection Committee Report on the Calderdale Social Services after the

1994 the NSPCC authored a report that was critical of Skircoat. Please could you send a copy of that report

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Fox

Julie Elliott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Fox

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement letter in response to your recent
Freedom of Information request 2240.

 

Kind regards

 

Julie Elliott

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Dear Julie Elliott,

Apologies the last two paragraphs should read

Could you send me a copy of the Area Child Protection Committee
Report on the Calderdale Social Services after the convictions in autumn 2001

In 1994 the NSPCC authored a report that was critical of Skircoat.
Please could you send a copy of that report

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Fox

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Suzanne Butterfield,

Thank you for the reply. My first question may have been imprecise.
1. Are you saying that you no longer have any report from Operation Screen?
2. Are you saying that despite all the money spent and evidence of child abuse that the social services nor full council ever debated or discussed any Operation Screen report, the child abuse discovered or ow things could be changed or improved or have I misunderstood?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Fox

 

Thank you for your email regarding our response to your Freedom of
information request reference 2240. As the questions you raise are
different from those in your previous request, I have logged this as a new
Freedom of Information request, under our reference 2397, and attach our
acknowledgment accordingly.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Suzanne Butterfield,

Is it not possible to deal with them under s 16 as i am trying to clarify what you have said?

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Fox

Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

I am away from the office until Tuesday 7 October 2014. Please re-direct
any queries that require immediate attention to:
[email address] or [email address]

 

Many thanks.

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Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Fox

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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