FOI Request - Sexual Assaults in Schools

Request 101002165290

 

1. a) For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018, how many sexual assaults were committed by pupils on pupils in both primary and secondary schools.

b) For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018, how many sexual assaults were committed by pupils on any school staff in both primary and secondary schools.

2. A) For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018, how many assaults were committed by pupils on pupils in both primary and secondary schools.

B) For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018, how many assaults were committed by pupils on any school staff in both primary and secondary schools.

To be clear, each answer is to show a breakdown of each year, and each school form (primary or secondary).

Response 28-05-2019

1. a) Where numbers are between 0 and 5 there is an increased risk that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information. 

b) Where numbers are between 0 and 5 there is an increased risk that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information. 


2 a) This information is not recorded centrally and would require examination of every pupil's file, costing the Council over £600. In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, excessive cost, we are therefore unable to comply with this part of your request. 

b) 

2016 - Pr - 598; Sec - 57

2017 - Pr - 542; Sec - 48

2018 - Pr - 708; Sec - 99

The figures above relate to physical assault (no weapon), physical assault (weapon or improvised weapon) & verbal abuse.

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