Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold broken down year by year, in relation to Care Proceedings which commenced due to unexplained fractures in babies, going back from 2011 to whatever date is reasonable.

I am particularly interested in

1. The age of the child at the time of injury.
2. Name of the Hospital
3. Whether the Fractures had an organic explanation. (If so what was the cause eg. Brittle bones, Vitamin D deficiency etc)
4. Whether the Fractures were recorded as non accidental.
5. Whether a criminal trial ensued.
6. Whether the child was adopted.
7. Whether the child died from the injuries.
8. How many siblings of the injured child were removed from the parents.

I appreciate that it may not be possible to provide all the above listed information however I would be grateful to receive whatever information you have available and signposting towards other organisations who may hold the relevant data.

Yours faithfully,

B McKenzie

Corporate Complaints Team, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Finn Veronica, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear B McKenzie,

Your request for information about unexplained fractures in babies has now
been considered.

Please be advised however that we are unable to provide the information
you have requested as this is not information that can be pulled from our
social care database.  As such in order to comply with this request the
maximum charge for dealing with FOI requests of £450 per request (which
equates to 18 hours work at £25 per hour) would be exceeded.

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Kind Regards

Veronica Finn Complaints and Information Officer, Children, Adults and
Community Services

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room 218 | Barking Town Hall |
Barking | Essex | IG11 7LU

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