FOI Request Alleged Abuse in Care

Request 101001587701

During the periods of April 2014 to March 2015, April 2015 to March 2016 and April 2016 to
March 2017:

How many reports were made of sexual abuse, assault, exploitation or any other sexual
offence against Looked After Children by members of staff or other residents at the
Looked After Child’s care home? Please provide the date and summary of the incident.
What was the action and outcome of each incident? Specifically, was the complainant or
alleged perpetrator moved to a different care home following the allegation?

I would be interested in any information held regarding my request. I understand identifying
information cannot be given and am happy to accept redactions of individual names.

Response 18-09-2017

This information is exempt under Section 38(2)(a)(ii) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- where releasing this information to the public would likely cause damage or distress to the individual(s) concerned. There have been isolated incidents of concern, all of which have been notified to the Care Inspectorate.  In all cases a full investigation and risk assessment has been carried out and appropriate action taken. Due to the numbers being so low we are unable to provide the details requested, we can confirm that young people have been moved when the assessment indicates it would better meet their needs to do so and confirm that no member of staff has been moved to another provision.

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