Girls under 14 Sectioned

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Dear Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman,

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 detained?
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,


foiofficer, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

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foiofficer, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Dear Sophie

Your information request (FDN-177238)

Further to your email of 2 November 2013, I am writing in response to your information request.

We do not hold the information that you require. This is because while we investigate complaints that individuals have been treated unfairly or have received poor service from the NHS in England, we do not hold information about all NHS care and cannot access the statistics you require.

However, it is likely that the Health & Social Care Information Centre does hold information relevant to your request. You might want to consult their website to see if the information you need is available at:
If you cannot find the information you need, contact details for making an information request are available at:

I hope that this information is helpful. You can find out more about the work that PHSO does on our website:

Yours sincerely

Aimee Gasston
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman


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