FOI Request - Complaints/Allegations - Child Sexual Abuse

Request 101001371239

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) 2015 and b) 2016 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) 2015 and b) 2016 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.

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 religious establishments against which these complaints were made I do not think adults or children will be able to be identified from the information.

Response 05-12-2016

In accordance with Section 18 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we neither confirm nor deny if this information is held. If it were held, this information would be exempt under Section 38(1)(b) - Personal Information.

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