Cover-up of Child Sex Exploitation by Sheffield City Council

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Dear Sheffield City Council,

The Star published the following article with this headline on 15 March 2015:

"Sheffield officers investigating child grooming 'told to wind necks in' by bosses"

Below the headline is written:

"After trying to notify the authorities of one of the worst crimes to have ever
been committed on British soil, they shouldn't have dared to 'notice' something about the majority of the perpetrators."

Please provide the documents to which this article refers.

Yours faithfully,

p cialfi

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear P Cialfi,
 
Thank you for your request for information relating to Sheffield Star
article relating to CSE which we received on 06/02/2020.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
Before we can begin to process your Freedom of Information Request, we
would like to clarify what information you require.
 
It is not clear what documents you are requesting and we are unable to
find the article you refer to on The Star website. Please can you clarify
what documents you are looking for.
 
This is an initial clarification and we may need to come back to you at a
later date if we need to re-clarify any elements of the information you’ve
requested when we are locating the relevant data. We do ask individuals to
be specific in regard to the information they wish to obtain to allow
appropriate assessment and processing of their request which is completed
at public expense.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to a Freedom of
Information request within 20 working days, however, the 20 working days
do not include any time spent clarifying a request.  Therefore, once we
have received your clarification, we can continue processing your request
within this time frame.
 
You can provide your clarification by writing to the address above,
emailing [1][Sheffield City Council request email] or by telephoning 0114 2734567 and asking
for the Information and Knowledge Management Team.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [2][Sheffield City Council request email]
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From: p cialfi [[3]mailto:[FOI #643861 email]]
Sent: 06 February 2020 20:51
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cover-up of Child Sex
Exploitation by Sheffield City Council
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
The Star published the following article with this headline on 15 March
2015:
 
"Sheffield officers investigating child grooming 'told to wind necks in'
by bosses"
 
Below the headline is written:
 
"After trying to notify the authorities of one of the worst crimes to have
ever been committed on British soil, they shouldn't have dared to 'notice'
something about the majority of the perpetrators."
 
Please provide the documents to which this article refers.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
p cialfi
 
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Dear FOI,
Thank you for your request for clarification.
The article first says;
"Sheffield officers investigating child grooming 'told to wind necks in'
by bosses"
Therefore, information sought would include the memo from the " bosses " to the Sheffield officer who were 'told to wind necks in'.

The second quote suggests that the reason for ordering council officers to 'wind necks in' was because of fear of creating racist or religious tension.
Therefore, the 'bosses' would have had directions from senior politicians.
There would be internal memos relating to the political decision to cover up child sex exploitation in Sheffield.

Having provided the date and context, it should not now be difficult to fully respond to the request for information.

Yours sincerely,

p cialfi

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear P Cialfi,
 
Thank you for your recent clarification for information relating to
Sheffield Star article relating to CSE which we received on 12/02/2020.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 09/03/2020.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please, contact us at the email
address below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: p cialfi [[2]mailto:[FOI #643861 email]]
Sent: 12 February 2020 01:27
To: FOI
Subject: Re: Clarification Request – Freedom of Information Request –
Reference – FOI / 1673
 
Dear FOI,
Thank you for your request for clarification.
The article first says;
"Sheffield officers investigating child grooming 'told to wind necks in'
by bosses"
Therefore, information sought would include the memo from the " bosses "
to the Sheffield officer who were 'told to wind necks in'.
 
The second quote suggests that the reason for ordering council officers to
'wind necks in' was because of fear of creating racist or religious
tension.
Therefore, the 'bosses' would have had directions from senior politicians.
There would be internal memos relating to the political decision to cover
up child sex exploitation in Sheffield.
 
Having provided the date and context, it should not now be difficult to
fully respond to the request for information.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
p cialfi
 

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