Dear National Institute for Health and Care Excellence,

Often children who have been adopted at birth start to play up / act out / run away when they reach puberty. The Primal Wound - the adoption bible explains why.

What information and data do you hold in relation to children under 16 detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 due to behavioural problems arising after they have been removed from their birth families?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie

NICE Mail, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Dear Sophie 

 

Reference No: EH40805

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email dated 25 November 2013, in which you requested
the following:

 

Often children who have been adopted at birth start to play up / act out /
run away when they reach puberty. The Primal Wound - the adoption bible
explains why.
What information and data do you hold in relation to children under 16
detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 due to behavioural problems
arising after they have been removed from their birth families?

 

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NICE Mail, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Dear Sophie 

 

Reference No: EH40805

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email dated 25 November 2013, in which you requested to
know:

 

What information and data do you hold in relation to children under 16
detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 due to behavioural problems
arising after they have been removed from their birth families?

 

Following a search of our records, I can confirm that NICE does not hold
information or data on the topic of children under 16 detained under the
Mental Health Act 1983 due to behavioural problems arising after they have
been removed from their birth families. 

 

NICE has published [1]public health guidance on [2]Looked-after children
and young people (PH28), which looks at on how organisations,
professionals and carers can work together to help looked-after children
and young people reach their full potential and enjoy the same
opportunities in life as their peers. NICE has also published a [3]quality
standard on the topic of [4]Health and wellbeing of looked-after children
and young people (QS31), which defines best practice for the health and
wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. However, adopted
children were not in the scope of work for either the public health
guidance or the quality standard for social care, and do not specifically
cover children under 16 detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 due to
behavioural problems arising after they have been removed from their birth
families.

 

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to contact me via telephone 0845 003 7781 or email at [5][NICE request email]

 

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Natalie

 

Natalie Whelan

Communications Executive (Enquiry Handling)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A | City Tower | Piccadilly Plaza | Manchester M1 4BD | United
Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)845 003 7781 | Fax: 44 (0)845 003 7785

Web: [7]http://nice.org.uk

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