The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services

Celia made this Freedom of Information request to Cannock Chase District Council

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Dear Cannock Chase 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 2015?

• In those referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2015, 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 2015, 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 2015.

Please provide these statistics in a table format.

• In how many of these referrals involving suspected FII or MBPS in 2015 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

Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

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Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

Dear Celia

Thank you for your request for information.

Unfortunately we do not hold any of the information you request.

If you have any queries relating to how your request has been handled in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please feel free to contact me.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Thank
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Information Manager
Cannock Chase Council

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Dear Info Manager,

Thank you for your response to my request under The Freedom of Information Act [2000] confirming you do not hold any of the information I have requested.

Further to this can you please clarify:

Who has responsibility for Children's Social Care Services in your council authority?

Who will hold the information I am requesting under The Freedom of Information Act [2000]?

Yours sincerely,

Mrs C Emery

Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

Dear Celia

Thank you for your email.

We do not have any responsibility for Children's Social Care as that falls under the remit of Staffordshire County Council within our district.

To assist you, please follow this link to send an FOI request to Staffordshire County Council; http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcoun...

Many thanks
Information Manager
Cannock Chase Council

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