The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services

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Dear Ceredigion 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

Ceredigion CE Freedom Of Information, Ceredigion Council

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

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Ceredigion CE Freedom Of Information, Ceredigion Council

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Dear C Emery,

 

Many thanks for your e-mail dated 6th April 2018.

 

The content of your e-mail forms a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and Ceredigion County Council has a timeframe of 20
working days in which to respond, which is on or before 4th May 2018.

 

We will therefore be in further contact with you.

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

 

Tîm Cwynion a Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Complaints & Freedom of Information Team 

Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council

Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UE

 

01545 574151

 

Cwynion / Complaints

[1][email address].cymru  / [2][email address]

 

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

[3][email address].cymru  /  [4][Ceredigion Council request email]

 

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

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Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Ceredigion CE Freedom Of Information, Ceredigion Council

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Dear C Emery,

 

Many thanks for your Freedom of Information request dated 6th April 2018.

 

The information you have requested is as follows:

 

• 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?

None

 

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

N/A

 

• 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.

N/A

 

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.

N/A

 

• 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.

N/A

 

I hope that this information will be of assistance but if you have any
complaints in relation to this FOI response the Council does operate an
internal appeals procedure. If you wish to utilise this procedure then
please write to, Mr Alun Williams, Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council,
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 OPA or via
email through [1][Ceredigion Council request email]

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team

 

Tîm Cwynion a Rhyddid Gwybodaeth

Complaints & Freedom of Information Team 

Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council

Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UE

 

01545 574151

 

Cwynion / Complaints

[2][email address].cymru  / [3][email address]

 

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

[4][email address].cymru  /  [5][Ceredigion Council request email]

 

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

The information in this email and any attachments is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s). If you are not the
intended recipient, or person responsible for delivering this information
to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately. Unless
you are the intended recipient or his/her representative you are not
authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this
message or any part of it.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.

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