Suicide rates - losing children to ' forced adoption'

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I Peroll (Account suspended)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide all figures relating to:

(1) how many parents have given prior consent for adoption of their
children versus how many parents objected but still had their
parental rights removed i.e. 'forced adoption'; include figures
relating to how many children in each group on a yearly basis.

(2) how many family members have committed suicide after losing
their children to 'forced adoption' i.e. where children were taken
without the prior consent of the parents for adoption.

(3) any and all figures where mothers have committed suicide or had
an abortion through fear of losing their children to 'forced
adoption'

Yours faithfully,

I Peroll

Paul Wearn, Office for National Statistics

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Our Reference: FOI00867/Peroll/QE1

Dear I Peroll,

I refer to your request under the above legislation for information about:

(1) how many parents have given prior consent for adoption of their
children versus how many parents objected but still had their parental
rights removed i.e. 'forced adoption'; include figures relating to how many
children in each group on a yearly basis.
(2) how many family members have committed suicide after losing their
children to 'forced adoption' i.e. where children were taken without the
prior consent of the parents for adoption.
(3) any and all figures where mothers have committed suicide or had an
abortion through fear of losing their children to 'forced adoption'

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that the information you requested
is not held by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

ONS does produce tables from adoption information sent from Identity and
Passport Service (IPS) but the type of information provided by IPS does not
include anything that could be used to answer the questions above.

For information here are the tables that we produce:

(See attached file: Peroll.pdf)

I am sorry we are unable to provide you the information you have requested
however the IPS should be able to assist you further. The contact at IPS is
Austin Hayes, email address: [email address]

You have the right to have this response to your freedom of information
request reviewed internally by an internal review process and, if you
remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
would like to have the decision reviewed please write to Stephen Penneck,
Office for National Statistics, Room 1127, Government Buildings, Cardiff
Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8XG.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards,

Paul Wearn
Legal Services
For the latest data on the economy and society consult National Statistics at http://www.statistics.gov.uk

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Paul Wearn, Office for National Statistics

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Dear I Peroll,

Further to my email regarding adoption information I am sorry to say after
contacting my colleagues in the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) I have
established that they are unlikely to hold this information.

Apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

Regards,

Paul Wearn
Legal Services


Paul Wearn
To: [FOI #18508 email]
cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - Information Not Held

Our Reference: FOI00867/Peroll/QE1

Dear I Peroll,

I refer to your request under the above legislation for information about:

(1) how many parents have given prior consent for adoption of their
children versus how many parents objected but still had their parental
rights removed i.e. 'forced adoption'; include figures relating to how many
children in each group on a yearly basis.
(2) how many family members have committed suicide after losing their
children to 'forced adoption' i.e. where children were taken without the
prior consent of the parents for adoption.
(3) any and all figures where mothers have committed suicide or had an
abortion through fear of losing their children to 'forced adoption'

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that the information you requested
is not held by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

ONS does produce tables from adoption information sent from Identity and
Passport Service (IPS) but the type of information provided by IPS does not
include anything that could be used to answer the questions above.

For information here are the tables that we produce:

(See attached file: Peroll.pdf)

I am sorry we are unable to provide you the information you have requested
however the IPS should be able to assist you further. The contact at IPS is
Austin Hayes, email address: [email address]

You have the right to have this response to your freedom of information
request reviewed internally by an internal review process and, if you
remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
would like to have the decision reviewed please write to Stephen Penneck,
Office for National Statistics, Room 1127, Government Buildings, Cardiff
Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8XG.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards,

Paul Wearn
Legal Services
For the latest data on the economy and society consult National Statistics at http://www.statistics.gov.uk

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Legal Disclaimer : Any views expressed by the sender of this message are not necessarily those of the Office for National Statistics
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