Girls under 14 sectioned

Sophie made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Waiting for an internal review by Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust of their handling of this request.

Dear Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

1. How many female Birmingham residents, aged between 12 or 13 years have been detained under the mental health act since 1 January 2013 to date?

2. Of those children relevant to question 1, please provide the following information:

A. How many had never been the subject of a care order or interim care order?
B. Did the parent or guardian consent to the detention?
C. How long did the detention last?
D. Was a diagnosis made of mental illness/ mental disorder?
E. how long was the child assessed before being diagnosed?
F. How many children were inpatients within Birmingham?
G. How many were living with their natural/birth mother?
H. What diagnosis was made?
I. What drugs were the children given?

4. Are children who are detained under the mental health act provided an independent advocate?

5. What procedures are in place to ensure children are not wrongfully detained?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie

Freedom Of Information (RQ3) BCH, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Girls under 14 sectioned'.

Please could you deal with my request which is now overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Sophie

Freedom Of Information (RQ3) BCH, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Requester

According to our records a response to FOI 1310 - 'Girls under 14 Sectioned' was disseminated to you by email on Monday 2 December 2013 along with a response to another request from you (FOI 1307 - 'Inpatients on a psychiatric ward'). Just in case a copy of the email containing the responses is attached.

If you have any problems opening the attachment please let me know.

Kind regards

Publication Scheme Coordinator

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Dear Freedom Of Information (RQ3) BCH,

Please could you double check your records and confirm whether any female 12 year old child was detained after 1 Jan 2013 whose detention lasted longer than 3 months.

Please state:

1 how long was the detention?
2. Was the child living with their natural parent when detained?

Yours sincerely,

Sophie