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Section 46 of the Children Act 1989

Information not held

Our Ref: NY8237 - 31 January 2023


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 31st January 2023.
I note you seek access to the following information:

Please advise how many times your Police authority has used the following powers:

  • 1. Emergency powers, pursuant to s.46 of the Children Act 1989
  • 2. The number of children removed using Section 46
  • 3. The identified Emergency Harm
    • a. Domestic Violence
    • b. Sexual Abuse
    • c. Self Harm
    • d. Induced or Fabricated Illness
    • e. Parental alienation
    • f . Other please identify
  • 4. The ages and gender of the removed children

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.

I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.

This is because this information is not held by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. This information is held by North Yorkshire Police.

You can search the North Yorkshire Police website for information, statistics or you can submit a Freedom of Information request at the below link:

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

Complaint Rights
Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.
If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely
Tina James-McGrath
Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire