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Reports of sexual abuse against disabled adults

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Dear FOI Team,

I write to request, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, the number of reports of sexual abuse against disabled adults received by this authority between the financial years 2017-2022.

I would like the information to be broken down into the following:

i) The number of reports of sexual abuse against disabled adults, broken down into months, years, and a grand total;

ii) In each case, whether the victim had a learning disability or physical disability, or both;

iii) Whether each report resulted in an investigation, and the outcome of said investigation;

Please provide the information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

Info Rights, Warwickshire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8131560

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DearΒ Oliver Murphy
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Thank you for your request for information that was received onΒ 26 July
2022.Β We are dealing with yourΒ requestΒ under theΒ Freedom of Information
Act 2000
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Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we aim to send a response by 24 August 2022.Β 
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In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

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all of the information you have requested.Β We willΒ carry outΒ an assessment
and if anyΒ exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
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complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
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requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
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Β Kind regards

Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

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Warwickshire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8131560

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Β 
Dear Oliver Murphy
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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I am writing to ask you to clarify your request.Β  This is because we need
further details from you before we can continue to process your request.Β Β 
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The officers looking at your request have advised the following:Β 
At the Concern stage (the equivalent of 'reports' - the wording used in
the request), the type of abuse and the customer classification (i.e.
their disability) is not mandatory recordable information and we do not
collect this type of information at the concern stage.Β Β 
Furthermore, 'disabled adults' would include those over 65yrs who may be
classified as 'Older People' rather than 'Disabled Adults' but have a
physical or learning disability.Β  To include these within the scope of the
request we would need to check each record manually, and this would exceed
the 18 hour costs limit for supply of information (as we receive 2,000 -
2,500 plus safeguarding concerns per year) for each year of data
requested.

We could supply information on how many Adult Safeguarding Concerns became
Adult Safeguarding Enquiries (this is when a concern - 'report' - of abuse
is investigated), that involved the person experiencing Sexual Abuse or
Sexual Exploitation between 2017-2022.Β  This does not specifically answer
the request, but would provide information of the number of Adult
Safeguarding Enquiries where there was reason to suspect a person with
care & support needs was experiencing, or was at risk of, sexual abuse /
exploitation.Β 
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Therefore, I should be grateful if you would confirm whether you would
like us to proceed with your request and provide the information as
outlined above.Β Β 
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I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you, please let me know by 20th October 2022.Β  If I do
not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you
do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed.Β 
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If you need assistance, please contact me at:
[1][Warwickshire County Council request email]Β  in the first instance.Β 
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Kind regards
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Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could supply information on how many Adult Safeguarding Concerns became Adult Safeguarding Enquiries (this is when a concern - 'report' - of abuse is investigated), that involved the person experiencing Sexual Abuse or Sexual Exploitation between 2017-2022

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Murphy

Warwickshire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8131560

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Dear Oliver Murphy
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Thank you for your request for information received on 26th July 2022.
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Please find attached our response to your request.
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Kind regards
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Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211
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