Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Yorkshire Police

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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Dear South Yorkshire Police,

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold, in relation to fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is reasonable.

I am particularly interested in

1. The Local Authority Area
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.

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

South Yorkshire Police

Dear B McKenzie

Re your request (reference number above):

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold, in relation
     to fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is
     reasonable.
     
     I am particularly interested in
     
     1. The Local Authority Area
     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.
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Dear B. McKenzie,

Re your request (reference number above):

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold, in relation
     to fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is
     reasonable.
     
     I am particularly interested in
     
     1. The Local Authority Area
     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.

Please could you clarify the following point(s): -

Please provide exact date parameters for the information you require.
 Under certain circumstances it may not be possible to locate, retrieve
and extract the requested information within the Freedom of Information
and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Should
this prove to be the case then South Yorkshire Police would make every
effort to assist in refining the request in order to allow it to be
fulfilled.

Please state exactly up to what age you consider a child to be a baby
(e.g. from birth up to  the age of ????)

Please explain your use of the term 'organic'. The examples you give will
not be recorded on the Force computerised Crime Management System (CMS) as
they are not criminal actions likely to result in injury leading to
criminal investigation, prosecution and conviction.

With reference to item 4 of your request. All entries on the Force CMS
relate to allegations of criminal conduct. Therefore the Force will not
record on CMS those injuries resulting from 'accidental injuries'. Do you
wish to retain this part of your request?

Please forward your clarification to South Yorkshire Police as this
request will be ‘stopped’ on our database until this has been received.
Once we have received clarification, your request be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days
as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or
containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances South
Yorkshire Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely
you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest
opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Yours sincerely

Philip Crick
Information Compliance Clerk
South Yorkshire Police
Information Compliance Unit
Professional Standards Department
Unit 20 Sheffield 35A Business Park
Churchill Way
Sheffield
S35 2PY
       
Email - [South Yorkshire Police request email]

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of your case under its review procedure (copy enclosed). If you decide to
request such a review and having followed the Constabulary’s full process
you are still dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your
comments to the Information Commissioner who will give it consideration.

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B McKenzie To FOI requests at South
<[FOI #88568 email]> Yorkshire Police
<[South Yorkshire Police request email]>
07/10/2011 15:48 cc
Subject Freedom of Information
request - Unexplained
Fractures in Babies

     Dear South Yorkshire Police,
   
    Please could you provide all statistical data you hold, in relation
    to fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is
    reasonable.
   
    I am particularly interested in
   
    1. The Local Authority Area
    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.
   
    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
   
   

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