Unexplained Fractures in Babies

B McKenzie made this Freedom of Information request to Sunderland City Council

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Dear Sunderland City 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

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

Dear Mr McKenzie,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

I refer to your request for information concerning: Unexplained fractures in babies.

The Council aims to provide available information promptly, and in any event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure. Please note that there may be a charge for providing copies of the information. If the cost of complying with your request in full exceeds £450, we will ask you to reconsider your request, or to pay a fee before the information is supplied. If a charge or fee is payable we will let you know.

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this request.

Yours sincerely,

[email address]

Customer Request Number: 111878

Sincerely,

O Thomas
Sunderland City Council

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Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

Dear Mr McKenzie

Further to my previous e-mail - please note your reference number is 111022 and not 111878 as previously advised. My apologies for the error.

O Thomas
Sunderland City Council

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Nick Humphreys, Sunderland City Council

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Dear Mr McKenzie,
Please find attached Sunderland City Council's response to your Freedom of Information request.
Yours sincerely,

Nick Humphreys
Information Management Officer
Children's Services
Sunderland City Council
0191 561 1303
www.sunderland.gov.uk

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