Girls under 14 Sectioned

Sophie made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health 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 immediately prior to being sectioned?
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

FOI Office,

Dear Sophie

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding girls under 14
detained under MH legislation. Your request was received on 04/11/2013 and
I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Trust FOI Officer

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

50 Summer Hill Road

Birmingham

B1 3RB

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Dear Sophie

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on the
04/11/2013:

 

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 immediately prior
to being sectioned?

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?

 

We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the document attached.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should write to
the Information Governance Lead, BSMHFT, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham,
B1 3RB, or e-mail [1][email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by our trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or
[2]www.ico.gov.uk  

 

We are always interested in improving our services.  To give us feedback
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Yours sincerely

 

Trust FOI Officer

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