Safeguarding of children

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Bradford City Council,

Please treat this email as a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
1) For each financial quarter since April 2018, how many children have died in your area in cases where abuse and/or neglect were suspected or confirmed?

If you cannot provide figures for this exact date range, please provide data for the closest available date range and state clearly the dates that it covers.

By quarter I am referring to the following:

2018-19 (Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September, Q3 = October to December, Q4 = January to March)

2019-20 (Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September, Q3 = October to December, Q4 = January to March)

2020-21 ((Q1 = April to June, Q2 = July to September (please include the date in September data is correct to)

2) Broken down by financial quarter, how many of the children in question 1 had been referred to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, or equivalent body for safeguarding children, prior to their death?

3) Broken down by financial quarter, how many of these children were in the care, or partial care of social services teams?

4) For your answer to question 1 above, for each financial quarter, please can you disclose how many were:
a) Babies (under 1 year old)
b) Toddlers/pre-school (between 1 and 4 years old)
c) Primary school age (4-11)
d) Secondary school age (11-18)

The next question is about referrals to your Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or equivalent body for safeguarding children.
By “referral” I include those made officially by practitioners, teachers etc and any calls that may have been made via any publicly accessible helpline, website or online reporting form, whether anonymously or not.

5) For each quarter from April 2018 to September 2020, how many referrals were made about children to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or its equivalent?
If you cannot provide a figure for this exact date range, please provide data for the closest available date range and state clearly the dates that it covers

Please provide the data in an Excel spreadsheet, filetype .xls, .xlsx or .csv. Please do not use a pdf.

Yours faithfully,

BBC Shared Data Unit

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your prompt response.
Please allocate the request as coming from Daniel Wainwright.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Wainwright
BBC Shared Data Unit/BBC Data Unit

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Dear Daniel

 

I refer to your request dated 7th September 2020 under the Freedom Of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:

 

1)    For each financial quarter since April 2018, how many children have
died in your area in cases where abuse and/or neglect were suspected or
confirmed?

2) Broken down by financial quarter, how many of the children in question
1 had been referred to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, or equivalent
body for safeguarding children, prior to their death? 

3) Broken down by financial quarter,  how many of these children were in
the care, or partial care of social services teams?

4)    For your answer to question 1 above, for each financial quarter,
please can you disclose how many were:

a)     Babies (under 1 year old)

b)    Toddlers/pre-school (between 1 and 4 years old)

c)     Primary school age (4-11)

d)    Secondary school age (11-18)

The next question is about referrals to your Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
or equivalent body for safeguarding children.

By “referral” I include those made officially by practitioners, teachers
etc and any calls that may have been made via any publicly accessible
helpline, website or online reporting form, whether anonymously or not.

5)   For each quarter from April 2018 to September 2020, how many
referrals were made about children to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or
its equivalent?

If you cannot provide a figure for this exact date range, please provide
data for the closest available date range and state clearly the dates that
it covers

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

I am withholding the requested information as the number is less than 5
and could pose a risk of identification if released.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, if you are not
satisfied with the reply to your request you can ask for a review. A
request for a review must be submitted within 40 working days by emailing
us at [1][Bradford City Council request email] or by writing to Corporate  Information
Governance Team, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, City
Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be
contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113     URL: [2]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Bradford Council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office
(ICO) under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. The Council
takes its responsibilities under the Act very seriously.  To find out more
on how we handle your information, please click on the following link:
[3]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Marium Haque

Deputy Director

Education and Learning

First Floor | Margaret McMillan Tower | Bradford | BD1 1NN

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Children's Services

 

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