Dear Caerphilly Council,
1. In relation to the years from 2003 to 2010 Please could you provide your accounts in respect of
A. children's Services
B. Legal Services.
2. Since 2003, Regarding abuse/neglect of children by staff(employed and agency) of children's services, please could you provide a year by year breakdown of how many applications/referrals you have made to:
b. The Criminal Court/Crown Prosecution
c. Independent Safeguarding Authority (or Scottish Equivalent).
3. Since 2003, Regarding abuse and neglect of children by clients of children and Family services, please could you provide a year by year breakdown of how many applications/referrals you have made to.
a. The Family Court
b. The Criminal Court/Crown Prosecution
c. The Independent Safeguarding Authority (or Scottish Equivalent).
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Dear L S Palmer
Further to your e mail received on 24 January 2011, please find
attached the response to your Freedom of Information Request.
Data Protection Officer
Performance Management Unit
Tel: 01443 864968