Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Freedom of Information request to Hampshire County Council

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Dear Hampshire County 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

Children's Services Freedom of Information requests, Hampshire County Council

Dear B McKenzie
Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 10
November 2011. You requested:

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

The Children's Services Department will provide a response by 7 November
2011 (20 working days).
Please remember to quote the reference number above (4156 McKenzie) in any
future communications.

Yours sincerely

Catherine King
FOI Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01962 845320
Email: [email address]

       

Children's Services Freedom of Information requests, Hampshire County Council

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Dear B McKenzie

Please find attached Hampshire County Council’s response to your request
for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

<<FOI - 4156 - McKenzie - Draft Response 1 -
2011-10-10_(HF000002212535).doc>>

Yours sincerely

Catherine King
FOI Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01962 845320
Email: [email address]