Complaints of cover up of child abuse investigations

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

I would like to know statistics on child abuse accusations. Please go back as far as possible as costs dictate, however I would like to see stats for at least 4 years if this is possible.

1. How many complaints have you had from parents or guardians that social services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by lie is mislead others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses or any other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course of justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please name the councils.

2. How many complaints have you had from professionals that social services lied to cover up child abuse accusations? What I mean by lie is misled others, supress or falsify evidence, intimidate witnesses or any other misdemeanours that would be considered to pervert the course of justice to protect a suspected paedophile. Please elaborate what agency or profession the professional(s) were in. Please name the councils.

3. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you investigated and outcomes?

4. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you refused to investigate and reasons why?

5. How many “cover up” of child abuse investigations (detailed in 1 & 2 above) have you investigated half-heartedly? What I mean by half-heartedly is mislead the complainant that an investigation took place but in fact no or little investigation took place.

6. How many complaints to yourself, Professional Standards, IOPC or judicial reviews have you had pertaining to Q5 above? Please provide outcomes.

7. How many investigations have your force had from external police forces against your force or individual officers within your force pertaining to cover up or sabotage of child abuse investigations? Please list outcomes and list the referral of each investigation.

8. How many instructions to investigate have you had from agencies such as the Home Office forcing you to investigate when you force has previously refused, investigated or conducted a half-heartedly investigation. Please list where each referral came from.

9. How many child abuse investigations referrals have you been given and out of these how many were referred to CPS for review / guidance /and / or prosecution?

10. Referring back to Q1 & 2, How many “coverup of child abuse investigations referrals have you been given and out of these how many were referred to CPS for review / guidance / and / or prosecution?

11. How many officers that were employed by your force have been or currently on the sex offender’s register. Please supply rank and if it is in the public domain, the name of the officer.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Brennan

Greater Manchester Police

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Dear Charles,

Please find attached GMP's response to your FOI request.

Kind regards

Rachael Bigland
Information Compliance and Records Management Unit

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Thank you for your response, please can you provide a statistical snap shot to coincide with the hours to investigate the questions I raise.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Brennan