Safeguarding of children

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Kirklees 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

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
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BBC Shared Data Unit

Good morning,

My name is Daniel Wainwright.

I trust this will allow you to proceed with my request.

Thank you,

Daniel Wainwright
BBC Shared Data Unit

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Wainwright

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The ICO telephone helpline on 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 is available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Regards
Information Governance Team
Kirklees Council, The Democracy Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, please see the Kirklees Council privacy notice

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wainwright

 

RE: 22666 - Safeguarding of children

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 9^th September 2020.  This
has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

May I first of all apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

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 Council can confirm that it does hold information falling within the
scope requested for questions 1-4, but is refusing to release this
information. Please see the attached refusal notice which sets out the
reasons why and the process of appeal against this refusal.

 

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

 

2018/19 Q1       2018/19 Q2       2018/19 Q3         2018/19 Q4      
2019/20 Q1       2019/20 Q2         2019/20 Q3       2019/20 Q4      
2020/21 Q1         2020/21 Q2

Number of Referrals      782                      825                     
1495                    1438                    1582                   
1243                    922                      660                     
704                      374

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

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