Justification for taking children from their families.

Sophie Rises (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Essex County Council

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Sophie Rises (Account suspended)

Dear Essex County Council,

A. Since 2003 please give a year by year breakdown of which CRIMINAL ACT a parent had contravened when committing a abuse/neglect against their child in order to justify the permanent removal of the child from the parent:

1. Sexual Offences Act 1956
2. Mental Health Act 1959
3. Sexual Offences Act 2003
4. Children and Young Persons Act 1933
5. Infanticide Act 1938
6. Indecency with Children Act 1960
7. Sexual Offences Act 1967
8. Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
9. Criminal Law Act 1977
10. Protection of Children Act 1978
11. Customs & Excise Management Act 1979
12. Mental Health Act 1983
13. Child Abduction Act 1984
14. Criminal Justice Act 1988
15. Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 2000
16. Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 1982
17. Asylum and Immigration Act 2004
18. Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004
19. Mental Capacity Act 2005

B. Where the parent has not been convicted of any criminal act in contravention of any of the above Acts please state what reason was given to justify permanent removal of the child:

1. Information from child's medical records
2. Information from Parent's medical records
3. Unsatisfactory Supervised Contact Reports
4. Unsatisfactory Psychological/Psychiatric Report
5. Parent not co-operating with Children's Services
6. Parent placing own needs above children's needs.

C. Of those parents identified in B2 please state if the information related to:

1. Depression
2. Alcoholism
3. Illegal Drug Addiction
4. Prescription Drug Addiction

D. Of those parents identified in B4. Please state if the information related to:

1. Attachment disorder
2. Personality disorder.

E. Of those parents identified in B. how many had the benefit of a Residential Family Assessment Under S38.6 of the Children Act 1989, before a decision to permanently deprive the children of their parents was made?

F. Of those parents identified in B. how many received continuous assistance under s17 of the Children Act 1989 for at least 6 months as a Family in Need and before any S31 Order was made.

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Rises

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Ms Rises,

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

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Sophie Rises (Account suspended)

Dear Your Right To Know,

Please reduce the time frame searched. Rather than from 2003, please search back to where care proceedings started on or since 1 April 2009

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Rises

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Ms Rises,

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

EssexWorks
For a better quality of life