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Freedom of Information Request

Mental health of children in care

Received: 2 February 2021

Dear Colleague, 2nd Feb 2021


This is a freedom of information request that is seeking information and data from you regarding the emotional and mental health of your children in care (children that your local authority has parental responsibility for), who are aged up to 18 years old.

1. Between the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 what number of your children in care had an episode of self-harming, aligned to the NHS definition (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/self-harm/getting-help/ )?

2. Between the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 what number of your children in care attempted suicide?

3. Between the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 what number of your children in care committed suicide?

4. Between the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 what number of your children in care have been diagnosed with an attachment disorder?

5. Between the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 what number of your children in care have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

6. Does your local authority have a system in place to record, monitor and report on the emotional and mental health of all your children in care?

Under the terms of the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information, the data and response that you supply to the request above will be placed on the website of Isabel's Voice (free access), and made available to the public unless you remove your permission to do so.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download