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Social Services: North East

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

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. (249828)

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.