Unexplained Fractures in Babies

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Please could you provide all statistical data you hold, 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. How many siblings the child had.
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. Whether the 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

Manchester City Council

Dear Sir or Madam

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: CHS/8MHGEH

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City Council on 7 October 2011.

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Manchester City Council

Dear B McKenzie

Re: - Request for Information – Care proceedings - Reference Number:
CHS/8MHGEH

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 7 October 2011.

Unfortunately from the details you have provided to date, I have been
unable to identify the information you have requested.

In order that your request may be progressed, please would you specify the
age range you seek information about in "Please could you provide all
statistical data you hold, in relation to Care Proceedings which commenced
due to unexplained fractures in babies".

If you have any queries or require any further advice or assistance in
making your request, please contact me on the number below.

If I do not hear from you within three months of the date of this email, I
will assume that you do not wish to pursue your request for information and
I will close my file.

Regards

Patrick G Power
Central Business Support Manager
Business, Improvement & Commissioning
Children's Services Directorate
5th Floor Overseas House
Quay Street
Manchester
M3 3BB
Tel: 0161 234 7067
Email: cs[Manchester City Council request email]

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