Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Newham Borough Council

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Dear Newham Borough Council,

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold broken down year by year, in relation to Care Proceedings which commenced due to unexplained fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is reasonable.

I am particularly interested in

1. The age of the child at the time of injury.
2. Name of the Hospital
3. Whether the Fractures had an organic explanation. (If so what was the cause eg. Brittle bones, Vitamin D deficiency etc)
4. Whether the Fractures were recorded as non accidental.
5. Whether a criminal trial ensued.
6. Whether the child was adopted.
7. Whether the child died from the injuries.
8. How many siblings of the injured child were removed from the parents.

I appreciate that it may not be possible to provide all the above listed information however I would be grateful to receive whatever information you have available and signposting towards other organisations who may hold the relevant data.

Yours faithfully,

B McKenzie

Newham Borough Council

REQUESTER REFERENCE: C5307
ENQUIRY REFERENCE: E10302
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Newham Council

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