FOI Request - Children in Care Due to Obesity

Request 101000210571

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide the following information: for each of the past five years (2009 to 2013 inclusive), the number of children that have been taken into local authority care (looked after children) where over-feeding/high BMI/obesity (or similar) was cited as a factor in the decision to remove the child. If possible, please provide details of the sex of the child, age or broad age group, and weight of the child at the point of being taken in to care.

Please also provide for each of the past five years (2009 to 2013 inclusive), the number of children that have been placed on the child protection register where over-feeding/high BMI/obesity (or similar) was cited as a factor in the decision to place the child on the register. If possible, please provide details of the sex of the child, age or broad age group, and weight of the child at the point of being taken in to care.

Response 03-02-2014

This information is exempt under Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; Personal Information (personal data-breach of data protection principles) due to very low number.

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