Damages Awarded To Families Because Of Local Authority Failings

Department for Education did not have the information requested.

Dear Department for Education,

Please could you provide a breakdown of all local authorities in England and Wales who have had to pay compensation or damages to families and children over child protection failings, since 2010, or as far back as your records will take you.

Details to be included, please:

-Name of council/ local authority
-Amount and breakdown of damages
-Details of claim per family, child or case

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Phillips
Researching Reform

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Ms Phillips

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on18
January 2018. You requested a breakdown of all local authorities in
England and Wales that have had to pay compensation to families and
children over child protection failings, since 2010, or as far back as
records go.  I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Following a search of the Department’s paper and electronic records, I
have established that the information you requested is not held by this
Department.

You may wish to contact individual local authorities to request
information.  Further guidance about the Freedom of Information Act can be
found at:  [1]https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-inf...

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number 2018-0003706 in any future
communications.

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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Shazia Hussain

Child Protection, Safeguarding and Family Law

Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT

Tel: 0207 7838784

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