Dear Cambridgeshire County 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

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Celia

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 8918

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days; ie by 4th May.

Please note that we have received four requests from you on the same subject albeit for consecutive years. We will treat this as a single request and respond accordingly.

Should we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

David Price
Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Celia

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 8918

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days; ie by 4th May.

Please note that we have received four requests from you on the same subject albeit for consecutive years. We will treat this as a single request and respond accordingly.

Should we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

David Price
Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Celia

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: FOI_8918

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please find our response attached.

 

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Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a
request until the internal review process has been completed.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records

Tel: 01223 699137

Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3
0AP

 

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