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Newspaper Story Published With A Similar Running Theme (NSPCC/Neglect)

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Dear Charity Commission for England and Wales,

Good morning,

I noticed yesterday (23.08.17) a newspaper story published online with a similar running theme concerning the NSPCC with release of information widely available about children and neglect. Upon searching, i found more published for other areas/Council boroughs.

Under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 may i request-
1. How many Councils the said newspaper story (as described in my one line summary) covered or did not cover if this latter is easiest to collate.
2. A chronological (if possible) brief summary list of all the Council borough areas (A-Z) the said NSPCC story reached for publication.
3. Can i request this (all as already described) for England and Wales, then also Scotland and Ireland if possible. If you cannot help regards providing me my information for Scotland and Ireland, can you point me in the right direction who can help please.

Here are some examples i have already found online-
http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local...
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/child-neg...
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/1548...
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/loca...
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwal...
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/Huge-increase...
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mid...
http://www.peakfm.co.uk/news/local/repor...
http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/1548...
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/l...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41015...
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/co...
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/ch...
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/...
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/154884...
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gw...
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-a...
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/n...
http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfas...
http://www.peakfm.co.uk/news/local/repor...

Yours faithfully,

M M Simmons

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Becky Bbear left an annotation ()

Mr/Ms Simmons:

The Commission will not have any of the information requested, since its not information charities would be required to supply to it - or information it would naturally gather itself.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not require Authorities to conduct research or gather new information in order to respond to requests.

The only way to obtain the information requested would be to conduct your own research, by asking the various media sources individual Local Authorities/Councils directly.

Becky

Business Assurance FOI (Queue), Charity Commission for England and Wales

Dear Mr Simmonds

Thank you for your email received 24^th August 2017 in regard to an online
newspaper story concerning the NSPCC and requesting information as
follows:

“1. How many Councils the said newspaper story (as described in my one
line summary) covered or did not cover if this latter is easiest to
collate.
2. A chronological (if possible) brief summary list of all the Council
borough areas (A-Z) the said NSPCC story reached for publication.
3. Can i request this (all as already described) for England and Wales,
then also Scotland and Ireland if possible. If you cannot help regards
providing me my information for Scotland and Ireland, can you point me in
the right direction who can help please”

I have I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

I can confirm that we do not hold this information.

To assist I would advise the Charity Commission is the independent
regulator of charities in England and Wales. Our role is to provide advice
and regulation to enable charities to deliver effective services whilst
also ensuring compliance with charity law.

The Commission does not have a remit to record and correlate all news
items regarding each particular charity nor would the Commission be aware
of which particular council borough area had access to such news items,
however as you mention this information is published online, this will be
available to the world at large.

The Scottish regulator (OSCR) and Northern Ireland regulator can be
contacted via the below links.

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Ms Jan Provost (Freedom of Information and Complaints Manager)

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