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Good afternoon,

I am emailing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am requesting:

1. For each month between and including March 2019 and December 2021, please provide the number of detentions of children (under 18) detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983

2. The total number of individual children detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act during the following periods:
a. 28/02/2019 to 29/02/2020
b. 01/03/2020 to 01/03/2021

3. In reference to question (1), for each detention can you provide:
a. The month and year of the detention (MM/YYYY)
b. The age of the child (broken down into the following bands to avoid potential identification):
i. 0-5
ii. 5-11
iii. 12-15
iv. 16-17
c. The gender of the child
d. The reason for detention
e. Was it a detention of a child looked after by a local authority?
f. Where did the detention take place:
i. Accident and emergency department
ii. A paediatric ward
iii. A “place of safety” at a mental health trust
iv. Other
g. How long was the person detained?

4. How many “places of safety” (as required under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act) are there within the trust’s area of responsibility and what is the capacity of each?

I would like to receive the information electronically in a spreadsheet, with the questions as column headers.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth Davies

FOI (LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Gareth Davies

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request REF: FOI/2122/SG11448

 

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 received on 13 January 2022.  We are processing your request and
will respond to you shortly.  In the meantime, please find attached our
leaflet offering guidance on our procedure for managing requests for
information in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

If you have any queries please contact us quoting the above REF number.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mrs Sam Kirkland

Head of Data Privacy/Data Protection Officer

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

 

Tel: 0116 2955296

Email: [email address]

 

Please note that our email address has now changed to [email address]

 

 

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FOI (LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Gareth Davies,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request REF: FOI-2122-SG11448

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which we received via email on 14^th January 2022.

 

Please find attached our response..

 

If you have any queries, please respond to this email quoting the above
REF number.

 

 

Regards,

Usha

 

Usha Odedra Parmar

Data Privacy Manager

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

 

 

 

 

 

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