Safeguarding of children

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Darlington Borough Council,

Please treat this email as a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
1) For each financial quarter since April 2018, how many children have died in your area in cases where abuse and/or neglect were suspected or confirmed?

If you cannot provide figures for this exact date range, please provide data for the closest available date range and state clearly the dates that it covers.

By quarter I am referring to the following:

2018-19 (Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September, Q3 = October to December, Q4 = January to March)

2019-20 (Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September, Q3 = October to December, Q4 = January to March)

2020-21 ((Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September (please include the date in September data is correct to)

2) Broken down by financial quarter, how many of the children in question 1 had been referred to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, or equivalent body for safeguarding children, prior to their death?

3) Broken down by financial quarter, how many of these children were in the care, or partial care of social services teams?

4) For your answer to question 1 above, for each financial quarter, please can you disclose how many were:
a) Babies (under 1 year old)
b) Toddlers/pre-school (between 1 and 4 years old)
c) Primary school age (4-11)
d) Secondary school age (11-18)

The next question is about referrals to your Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or equivalent body for safeguarding children.
By “referral” I include those made officially by practitioners, teachers etc and any calls that may have been made via any publicly accessible helpline, website or online reporting form, whether anonymously or not.

5) For each quarter from April 2018 to September 2020, how many referrals were made about children to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or its equivalent?
If you cannot provide a figure for this exact date range, please provide data for the closest available date range and state clearly the dates that it covers

Please provide the data in an Excel spreadsheet, filetype .xls, .xlsx or .csv. Please do not use a pdf.

Yours faithfully,

BBC Shared Data Unit

Darlington Borough Council

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Dear BBC Shared Data Unit,

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 07 September 2020. 

 

We are processing your request in accordance with our Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Request Procedure, which you can
find on our [2]website.

 

While you could ordinarily expect a full response to your request within
20 working days in light of the restrictions currently in place due to
COVID-19 and the need to target our resources at meeting the needs of the
most vulnerable it is likely there will be a delay in you receiving a
response.  I apologise in advance, but trust you can appreciate why we are
unable to provide our usual standard of service during the pandemic.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Richie Sanderson

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Darlington Borough Council,

Thank you for your acknowledgement.

I should have provided my name in the original request and am happy to do so now.

Daniel Wainwright

Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wainwright

 

Request Reference: DBC-1275-20

Thank you for your request to Darlington Borough Council, please see our
response in the attached letter. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Richie Sanderson

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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