FOI Request - Primary Caregiver Information

Request 101003298565

1.    How many children have been taken into care because their primary caregiver (in this case, the mother) was remanded into custody? This could either be the number of children in total or the number of instances when it has happened (whichever data is held or if possible, both)

2.    Out of these, how many were returned to their primary caregiver within 1 week (in this case, the mother) upon release?

3.    Can this be broken down to reflect the numbers across 2021, 2022, 2023 - (present day, if the data is held)?

Response 16-05-2023

1.-3. Not held. This information is not recorded routinely on our systems to give a meaningful response to this request. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.

If there was information held there would be a strong likelihood that the numbers would be between one and five, therefore release of this information could result in the identification of individuals and this information would therefore exempt under Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Personal Information.

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