Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Richmond upon Thames 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

FOI, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

OurRef: L/ASU/e12337

Dear B McKenzie
Thank you for your request for information received on 7 October 2011.
Your request is being considered and the information will be provided
within the 20 working day statutory timescale, this is subject to the
information not being exempt or containing reference to any third party.

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Bunmi Ogunseye
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Our Ref: L/BO/e12337

Dear B McKenzie,

Your request for information which was received on 7 October 2011 has been
considered.  Please find attached our response.

Kind Regards

Miss Bunmi Ogunseye
Public Information Manager
Community Engagement and Accountability Team
Adult and Community Services
T:020 8891 7135
E: [email address]

Iken Document Number [652865]

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