Newborn babies taken by social services at birth

The request was partially successful.

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Please can you tell me the statistics of the following under the freedom of information act for statistics of the following going back 5 year to date.

1. How many children were forcefully removed from their parents when the child was 10 or above?

2. How many children were forcefully removed from their parents when the child was aged between 5 - 9?

3. How many children were forcefully removed from their parents when the child was aged between 3 - 4?

4. How many children were forcefully removed from their parents when the child was aged between 1 - 2?

5. How many children were forcefully removed from their parents when the child was newborn to 12 months?

6. If newborn, how long did the baby remain with the parents?

7. If newborn, was the child allowed to be breast fed by the parent?

8. What are the statistics regarding health and development of breast fed babies against formula fed babies?

9. Please supply statistics of children forcefully removed from parents, that are now adults have gone on to do the following, compared to children that remained with their parents

a) drugs
b) prostitution
c) failure at school
d) crime
e) prison / child detention centre or similar
e) Mental Health Problems
f) Their own children removed because they were adopted at birth

Yours faithfully,

S. Prichard

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Please can you acknowledge this request

Yours faithfully,

S. Prichard

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Please refer to internal review. Your council seem to have been evasive with your FOI requests towards social services

I am appalled about the barbaric way your council act towards fellow human beings.

I refer to two cases the below link shows that your LA employed someone that was reported for child porn but you still allowed this person to have access to children. It appears your council also tried to cover this up.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/so...

The second I am appalled at a blog I found of a baby being removed at birth and this baby denied to even feed from its mother

http://staffordshiresocialservices.wordp...

Yours faithfully,

S. Prichard

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Staffordshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Newborn babies taken by social services at birth'.

[ FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE OR RESPOND ]

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

Yours faithfully,

S. Prichard

sandy Joyce left an annotation ()

Gosh, no acknowledgement to anything you wrote? That is awful

I know of the case you linked to funnily enough, absolutely disgusting behaviour by the LA

Have a read of this regarding foi

http://www.ukauthority.com/NewsArticle/t...

S. Prichard left an annotation ()

No answer - and looking at other requests they dont seem to answer any that have showed their barbaric methods.

Lets hope that this foi raises awareness to this council's underhand barbaric illegal tactics

Allen, Gemma (L&D), Staffordshire County Council

Dear S Prichard

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

Staffordshire County Council does not 'forcefully remove' any children from their parents.

Children who are removed against the agreement of parents would be subject to either police protection (removed by Police) or as a result of an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) or Interim Care Order (ICO) which are granted by the Court.

I note that you have requested an internal review. Please confirm if you would still like an internal review to go ahead.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please write to Philip Jones, Head of Information Governance, Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely
Gemma Allen
Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place
c/o Wedgwood Building - Block A
Tipping Street, Stafford
ST16 2DH
Tel: 01785 278568

[email address]

show quoted sections

Dear Allen, Gemma (L&D),

I find it concerning that it was only after an internal review I received a response from your council.

I will rephrase the questions changing the "forcibly removed" phrase to an EPO or an ICO (please break down statistics)

I will expect a response within 20working days from today's date to stop an internal review

I would like to know how many parents whose children were subject to an EPO or ICO complained that social services or social workers facts were actually opinions with no evidence, they have mislead professionals or courts, perverted the course of justice or abused their powers as a social worker

Yours sincerely,

S. Prichard

sandy Joyce left an annotation ()

The child was forcefully removed while the mother was still in the labour position, neither parent wanted their child taken and the social worker was in the labour room

Court order or not, this was a classic snatch

Vickie Clayton left an annotation ()

Watch out as they will pull the 'cost above £450' malarkey just offer to work for them for free and pay for your own crb check and sign a confidentiality firm. They can't refuse any information then. Be cautious of the fools

Jane Webb left an annotation ()

HaHaHaha Your Havin a Laff Pmsl rofl

http://Staffordshiresocialservices.wordp...

S. Prichard left an annotation ()

Thanks for the link Jane

It seems wdtk is a great tool for parents uniting as one

what do they know should be renamed "what do social service know" as i have seen loads of fois on this subject

its concerning after victoria Climbie and Baby P social services still get it wrong. Ok we all make mistakes but when a mistake becomes a cover up and risks a child's life then that is concerning

Stibbs, Lian (L&D), Staffordshire County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Pritchard,

 

I apologise for the delay in responding. Please find the authority’s
response attached.

 

The service area has stated that complaints cannot be processed during
ongoing court proceedings, meaning that no complaints are processed while
children remain subject to ICO or EPO.

 

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your
request has been handled by our authority, please write to Philip Jones,
Head of Information Governance, Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping
Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH.

 

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been
handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Lian Stibbs  

 

 

Lian Stibbs

Senior Access to Information Officer

Information Governance Unit - Staffordshire County Council

Location: Third Floor, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford

Postal Address: Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16
2DH

Tel - 01785 278387

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Staffordshire County Council -

For your family, our community, and a prosperous Staffordshire

For more information about the county council visit our website:
[1]www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Follow the county council on [2]Twitter

show quoted sections

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org