Unexplained Fractures in Babies

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

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Dear Somerset 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

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EDUC/ FOI, Somerset County Council

Dear B McKenzie

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We
are currently dealing with your request and will be in touch shortly
concerning disclosure of the information you have requested.

The legislation obliges us to provide you with this information within 20
working days, therefore our response will be sent to you no later than
07/11/2011

Yours sincerely

CYPD/FOI Representative

Somerset County Council

Taunton TA1 4DY

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Dear Mr Mackenzie

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
Request.  If you have any queries, please contact me on the details below.

Yours sincerely

Deborah Latham
Business, Information and Governance Group
Children and Young People's Directorate
01823 355686
[email address]

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