The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services

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Dear Chiltern District Council,

In accordance with The Freedom Of Information Act [2000] I am requesting the following Information:

For clarity, in all requests, if the response to a specific question is ‘one case’ or ‘two cases, please respond with ‘fewer than three cases’. If the response to a specific question is ‘zero cases’, please say so.

• How many individual referrals to Children’s Social Care Services were made in your Local Authority, involving suspected Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII) and/or Muchausens By Proxy Syndrome (MBPS) in 2014?

• In those referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014, how are they defined to be genuine cases of FII or MBPS?

• Please provide a breakdown of the overall number of these referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014, by the type of organisation that made the initial referral. For the NHS and Local Authority categories, please break down by clinic/department.

Type of Organisation ------- Clinic or Department
NHS
Local Authority
Schools (please do not identify individual schools).
Other (Please describe type of organisation in this case)

Number of referrals made on the grounds of FII or MBPS for each of those departments in 2014.

Please provide these statistics in a table format.

• In how many of these referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2014 were, children removed from families and placed for adoption? How many were returned to families? Please specify a figure for each question.

• In each of these referrals were suspected FII or MBPS was not substantiated. How many of these cases were, closed completely with records amended to reflect no FII or MBPS? How many were subject to on-going monitoring? Please specify a figure for each question please.

I look forward to receiving a response to this request within 20 working days from receipt as per section 10 of The Freedom Of Information Act [2000].

Yours faithfully,

Mrs C Emery

Sarah Helm,

King George V House, King George V Road
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW
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CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 09/04/2018
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For the attention of: Celia
Our Ref: FOI 16787
 
   
   
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King George V House, King George V Road
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW
Email: [1][email address]
www.chiltern.gov.uk
 
 

CHILTERN AND SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILS
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Date: 09/04/2018
e-mail:
For the attention of: Celia
Our Ref: FOI 16787
 
   
   
Dear Madam,

Thank you for your request under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, where you asked for information regarding Children's
Social Care.

  We are writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the
information you requested is not held by Chiltern District Council.
However it is possible that Buckinghamshire County Council may hold some
or all of the information you require. They can be contacted at:
[2]www.buckscc.gov.uk/.

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Yours faithfully
 
 
 
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