Content

Freedom of Information Request

Children's safeguarding monitoring

Received: 10 May 2021

Please supply the following information, in respect of each of the last three years (1 April to 31 March):

1) The number of child abuse and/or neglect allegations against people who work with children notified to your Local Authority Designated Officer in respect of a child placed/held in any of the following in your area (please provide data for each category of establishment):
1. Children's home
2. Secure children's home
3. Semi-independent or independent accommodation
4. Independent boarding school (private boarding school that does not fall within category (5) below)
5. State boarding school (run by local council, academy or free school and does not fall within category (f) below)
6. Residential special school (N.B. schools which accommodate children for more than 295 days a year must be registered as children's homes, so please include data relating to those in (1) above)
7. Mental health inpatient unit
8. Hospital that does not fall within category (7) above
9. Young offender institution
10. Secure training centre
11. Immigration removal centre / short-term holding facility
12. Police custody
2) Where possible, please provide the figures for question 1 above broken down by type of abuse:
* Child sexual exploitation
* Emotional abuse
* Neglect
* Physical abuse
* Sexual abuse
* Other
3) The number of Section 47 enquiries* conducted in respect of a child placed/held in any of the following in your area (please provide data for each category of establishment):
1. Children's home
2. Secure children's home
3. Semi-independent or independent accommodation
4. Independent boarding school (private boarding school that does not fall within category (5) below)
5. State boarding school (run by local council, academy or free school and does not fall within category (6) below)
6. Residential special school (N.B. schools which accommodate children for more than 295 days a year must be registered as children's homes, so please include data relating to those in (1) above)
7. Mental health inpatient unit
8. Hospital that does not fall within category (7) above
9. Young offender institution
10. Secure training centre
11. Immigration removal centre / short-term holding facility
12. Police custody
4) Please provide the outcomes of these Section 47 enquiries* (requested in question 3) using the headings below:
* Abuse or neglect substantiated
* Abuse or neglect not substantiated
* Child moved
* Other children in establishment interviewed
* Other children moved
* Child provided counselling or other emotional support
* Member of staff convicted of criminal offence
* Criminal proceedings against member of staff ongoing
* Member of staff subject to disciplinary action
* Staff disciplinary proceedings online
* Other - please state
*Section 47 refers to Section 47 of the Children Act 1989.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt and exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download