Just received this email:
Dear Ms *******
Thank you for your email of 24 November, addressed to the Prime Minister, about Mary Kidson’s daughter. Your email has been passed to this department as we are responsible for the policy on child protection.
While I do understand the reasons why you have sought help from the Prime Minister on this matter, I am afraid I must explain that government ministers and officials are not in a position to comment on, or attempt to intervene in, individual cases. I can assure you this is not due to any lack of concern or interest but so that there can be no risk of perceived or actual interference in the independence of the judiciary, or other agencies which may be involved in this case.
You may wish to be aware that local authority children’s services and other agencies in the local area are responsible, in law, for ensuring that arrangements are in place to safeguard and protect children.
Thank you for taking the time to write, and I am sorry that I cannot be of more help to you on this occasion.
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014-0001616 . If you need to respond to us, please visit: education.gov.uk/contactus<http://www.education.gov.uk/contactus> and quote your reference number.
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To be honest, I can't remember writing to them, nor the exact reason why (loss of short-term memory!) but I'm not impressed with the reply! Has anyone else had this?