Child Sexual Abuse

Nicole Joy made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Nicole Joy

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Could you please send through the latest documents that include the following:

1. Process of filling a notification for child sexual abuse
2. Process of selecting child sexual abuse notifications to review
3. Statistics of child sexual abuse cases
4. Statistics of child grooming cases

If possible, please treat this as an administrative/informal request. Otherwise, please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,
Nicole Joy

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Our Ref: CRM 2018/567.

Dear Ms Joy,

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your application dated 12 April 2018 in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:

"Could you please send through the latest documents that include the following:
1. Process of filling a notification for child sexual abuse 2. Process of selecting child sexual abuse notifications to review 3. Statistics of child sexual abuse cases 4. Statistics of child grooming cases If possible, please treat this as an administrative/informal request. Otherwise, please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act."

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Yours sincerely

ANA (AFP 20542)
FOI OFFICER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

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Dear Ms Joy

As a result of our preliminary enquiries, we require further information about the types of documents/statistics you seek concerning child sexual abuse. Are you referring to matters of reported child sexual abuse to ACT Police?

Regards,

JACQUELINE (AFP12306)
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION CHIEF COUNSEL AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: Ellery, Jacqueline
Australian Federal Police

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Dear Ms Joy

I refer to my response below, are you able to provide further information to assist us in searching for documents?

Regards

JACQUELINE (AFP12306)
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION CHIEF COUNSEL AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: Nicole Joy

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Dear Jacqueline,

Apologies for the late reply.
Yes, I am referring to matters of reported child sexual abuse to ACT Police.

Yours sincerely,
Nicole Joy

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Ms Joy

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

SHELLEY
FOI AND INFORMATION LAW
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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