Safeguarding of children in Wales

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Dear Caerphilly County Borough 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 Requester

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 7^th September
2020. We have considered your request and enclose 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?

 

Zero

 

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?

 

Zero

 

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

 

Zero

 

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)

 

Zero

 

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?

 

Date Qtr1 01.04.18 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4

01.07.18 – 01.10.18 – 01.01.19 –
30.06.18 30.09.18 31.12.18 31.03.19
No of        
referrals
1,857 1,583 1,544 1,314

 
Date Qtr1 01.04.19 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4

01.07.19 – 01.10.19 – 01.01.20 –
30.06.19 30.09.19 31.12.19 31.03.20
No of        
referrals
1,354 1,469 1,516 1,832

 
Date Qtr1 01.04.20 Qtr 2    

01.07.20 –
30.06.20
08.09.20
         

No of 1,673 1,465
referrals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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