Safeguarding of children

BBC Shared Data Unit made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Nottingham City Council as part of a batch sent to 150 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Nottingham City 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 Of Information, Nottingham City Council

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in all cases and such some responses may be delayed until the current
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We appreciate your understanding on any unavoidable delays during this
period.

 

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Freedom of Information Team

Information Compliance | Legal and Governance

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Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Dear BBC Shared Data Unit

Unfortunately in its current form the council are unable to answer your request. This is because you have not provided a valid name in order for the council to log and answer your request and therefore your request is technically invalid under section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advise “For a request to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity…This means that if the staff processing the request cannot identify the requester from the name provided, that request will be invalid… Any variation of the requester’s title or first name combined with their surname (e.g. Mr Smith or John Smith) will be sufficient to meet this requirement. However, a first name or surname provided in isolation, or a set of initials, will not.”

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The council would recommend that you resubmit your request using your name, please also bear in mind if you use a pseudonym you will probably be unable to complain to the Information Commissioner about the handling of your request.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
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Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2 3NG
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BBC Shared Data Unit

Apologies, I should have provided that.

Happy to do so now.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Wainwright

Nottingham City Council

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Dear Requester

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information
submitted to Nottingham City Council.

 

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Thanks for this but you haven't answered question 5.

Please could you do so?

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

Thank you,

Daniel Wainwright

Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Thank you for your email.

 

Please note the current circumstances regarding the Covid-19 pandemic 
will undoubtedly impact on the council’s ability to provide responses to
Freedom of Information Requests. We will make every effort to provide a
full response to your request within our statutory requirements,
unfortunately this may not be possible in all cases and such some
responses may be delayed until the current measures are relaxed.

 

We appreciate your understanding on any unavoidable delays during this
period.

 

Regards

Freedom of Information Team

Information Compliance | Legal and Governance

Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2
3NG

0115 8763855

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Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Dear Daniel this is addressed in our response, the information is not subject to the FOI Act as the board is not a public authority.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Information Compliance | Legal and Governance
Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2 3NG
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