Dear Kent County Council,

In accordance with The Freedom Of Information Act [2000] I am requesting the following Information.

For clarity, in all requests, if the response to a specific question is ‘one case’ or ‘two cases, please respond with ‘fewer than three cases’. If the response to a specific question is ‘zero cases’, please say so.

• How many individual referrals to Children’s Social Care Services were made in your Local Authority, involving suspected Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII) and/or Muchausens By Proxy Syndrome (MBPS) in 2014?

• In those referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014, how are they defined to be genuine cases of FII or MBPS?

• Please provide a breakdown of the overall number of these referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014, by the type of organisation that made the initial referral, as shown in the table. For the NHS and Local Authority categories, please break down by clinic/department (add rows as required).

Type of Organisation
Clinic or Department
Number of referrals on Grounds of FII or MBPS
NHS

Local Authority

Schools (please do not identify individual schools).

Other (Please describe type of organisation in this case)

• In how many of these referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014 were, children removed form families and placed for adoption? How many were returned to families? Please specify a figure for each question.

• In each of these referrals were suspected FII or MBPS was not substantiated. How many of these cases were, closed completely with records amended to reflect no FII or MBPS? How many were subject to on-going monitoring? Please specify a figure for each question please.

I look forward to receiving a response to this request within 20 working days from receipt as per section 10 of The Freedom Of Information Act [2000].

Yours faithfully

Mrs C Emery

 

Information request
Our reference: 1672136

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Dear Ms Emery
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your email which we received on 11 April 2018.
 
Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Assuming KCC holds this information,
we will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no
later than 10 May 2018 (20 working days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 
Please quote our reference - 1672136 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Peter Wylie
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000415563
 
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Information request
Our reference: 1672136

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Dear Ms Emery
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 11 April 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kirsty-Leigh Robertson
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000418301
 
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