Children lost in the mental health system

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Dear Care Quality Commission,

Birmingham Hospital Trust have provided information relating to more than 15 children under the age of 14 who were detained under the Mental Health Act in 2013. The Health and Social Care information Centre only have records of 2 children under 14 nationally.

In what circumstances can Trusts refuse to pass information relating to children detained under the mental health act to the information centre?

What do the CQC do in relation to 'missing' records. Ie records which should be passed on to be recorded by the information centre but aren't?

Would the CQC typically examine a case relating to a 12/13 year old girl, under a special guardianship, detained under the mental health act for over 6 months by the consent of the special guardian, but without the consent of the child?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

This request is being coordinated by: Sylvia Blakeley, Telephone No: 0191
233 3617

 

Dear Sophie

 

We write to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 12 May 2014,
in which you made a request for information.

 

Your request was:

 

“Birmingham Hospital Trust have provided information relating to more than
15 children under the age of 14 who were detained under the Mental Health
Act in 2013.  The Health and Social Care information Centre only have
records of  2 children under 14 nationally.

 

In what circumstances can Trusts refuse to pass information relating to
children detained under the mental health act to the information centre? 

 

What do the CQC do in relation to 'missing' records.  Ie records which
should be passed on to be recorded by the information centre but aren't? 

 

Would the CQC typically examine a case relating to a 12/13 year old girl,
under a special guardianship, detained under the mental health act for
over 6 months by the consent of the special guardian, but without the
consent of the child?”

 

We can confirm that your request is now being processed in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

CQC will respond to your request as soon as possible, but in any event,
within 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request as
outlined by FOIA.

 

You can therefore expect a response by close of business 10 June 2014
respectively, subject to the information not being exempt from disclosure
or containing reference to third party individuals. Should this occur, you
will be notified accordingly when we write to you next.

 

In certain circumstances CQC may be unable to provide the information by
the statutory deadline. We will write to you before the deadline for
response if we are unable to meet it.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team, on the
telephone number provided, quoting our reference number

 

Regards

 

On behalf of:

Sylvia Blakeley

Information Access Officer

 

Care Quality Commission

Citygate

Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, should be sent to:  [1][CQC request email]

 

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Dear Sophie

 

We are writing in response to your correspondence dated 12 May 2014 in
which you made a request for information in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which CQC received on the same day.

 

The Information Access team has now coordinated a response to your request
– please see the attached decision notice. 

 

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Any information you provide will be held securely and only used for the
purposes of improving the Information Rights service that CQC provide.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team,
quoting our reference number.

 

Kind regards

 

Sylvia Blakeley

Information Access Officer

Information Access Team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission

Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

 

Fax: 03000 200240

Tel: 0191 2333617

 

Email: [1][CQC request email]

 

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"Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [2][CQC request email]"

 

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