FOI Request - Social Work Reports Children - External Agencies

Request 101000341995

I am currently investigating the prevalence of communication disorders in young people within the Children’s Hearings System. I would be very grateful if you could provide me with any relevant documents or summary data either held by or originated by yourselves regarding:

1. The number of recorded occasions between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 on which social work departments in Moray have been instructed by Children’s Panels (as part of the Children’s Hearings System) to request reports from external agencies regarding the health and/or education needs of a child under local authority supervision, specifically:
o Medical reports
o Educational reports
o Psychological reports

2. The number of recorded occasions between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 on which social work departments in Moray have requested reports from Speech and Language Therapy services regarding the speech, language and/or communication needs of a child under local authority supervision;

3. The number of recorded occasions between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 on which social work departments in Moray have received specific recommendations within decisions made by Children’s Panels (as part of the Children’s Hearings System) to refer a child to Speech and Language Therapy services.

It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided in order to gain an understanding of the frequency of the occurrence of the above requests or referrals. I do, however, recognise that you are not obliged to do this.

Clarification sought 27-04-2015 

No clarification received therefore request closed.

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