FOI Request - Abuse of Disabled Clients

Request 101000354115

Under Freedom of Information legislation, I would like to know: How many reports of abuse of disabled clients, broken down by category (i.e. sexual, verbal, physical), were recorded by your local authority over the financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15, and the financial year 2015/16 up to 10/06/2015?

Response 02-07-2015

The information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise available.  It is available in the MAPC Biennial Report to the Scottish Government which is an open source document and will provide the stats for 2013/14.

These figures have been taken from our annual return to the Scottish Government and are in accordance with the Scottish Government ASP Dataset. We are not required by Scot Government to hold any other data.

Financial Harm 16
Psychological harm 3
Physical harm 5
Sexual harm 5
Neglect 10
Self-harm 0
Other 6
Total 45

The stats for this financial year have not been collated yet, therefore this information is exempt under Section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information intended for future publication within next 12 weeks

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