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CSE Problem Profile (724_15)


A copy of every problem profile carried out by or on behalf of West Midlands since 2009 into child sexual exploitation, including online and street grooming.

I wish to be provided with ANY information held by your organisation regarding my request.


Please find attached the problem profile for Child Sexual Exploitation from 2015. This response is our final response to your request.  I apologise for the delay.

While the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required by statute to release all of the information requested. This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for the sections of the documents that have been redacted. The information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 23 Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters
Section 30 Investigations and proceedings conducted by the public authority
Section 31 Law Enforcement
Section 40 Personal Information
These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

It is important to note that the data used in the report has been extracted from a number of data sources and the detail collated is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in large scale recording systems and associated procedures. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting the data in the document.