Social Services: North East

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 28th January 2009.

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Photo of Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar Labour, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints were made against children's social services departments in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children and Youth Justice) (and Minister for the North West)

This information is not collected centrally. However, local authorities are required to keep a record of each representation or complaint received; the decisions made in response and any action to be taken; and whether there was compliance with the time limits. The local authority must produce an annual report drawing on this information. This should not contain personal information that is identifiable about any individual complainant.

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