FOI Request - Abuse in Madrassas and Mosques

Request 101000397928

1. The number of complaints or allegations you have received, or been notified of, relating to the sexual abuse of a child or children on the premises of a madrassa or mosque in the following calendar years: a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014 and d) 2015 so far.  

2. For each allegation in question 1, please state:
a) whether it was investigated and if so how,
b) whether the police became involved,
c) whether there was a full criminal inquiry,
d) whether there was a prosecution,
e) the details of any disciplinary action taken against individuals concerned,
f) and if the matter was not pursued, please provide the reasons why and information on the ultimate outcome of each matter.

3. The number of complaints or allegations you have received, or been notified of, relating to the physical abuse of a child or children on the premises of a madrassa or mosque in the following calendar years: a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014 and d) 2015 so far.  

4. For each allegation in question 3, please state:
a) whether it was investigated and if so how,
b) whether the police became involved,
c) whether there was a full criminal inquiry,
d) whether there was a prosecution,
e) the details of any disciplinary action taken against individuals concerned,
f) and if the matter was not pursued, please provide the reasons why and information on the ultimate outcome of each matter.

5. Whether your council has ever been involved in safeguarding awareness work with madrassas and/or mosques in your area and what form that has taken.

6. The number of madrassas currently known to be teaching children in your council area.  

I appreciate that where small numbers are involved this could be described as personal information but as I am simply asking for numbers and no details of the madrassas/mosques against which these complaints were made I do not think adults or children will be able to be identified from the information I am asking for. 

Response 02-12-2015 

Nil return on all questions 

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