FOI Request - Obese Children Taken Into Care

Request 101000131839

Please can you provide me with details of children taken into care where obesity was cited as a factor in the care proceedings.

For each case, please state:

a) When the decision was taken (eg March 2012)

b) The age of the child

c) The weight of the child

d) The Body Mass Index of the child

Response 18-03-2013

If a child is taken into care by the council it is more likely to be recorded under the umbrella of Physical or Parental Neglect.  We do not identify obesity as a separate reason and therefore do not record that condition separately. Therefore your information request is exempt under S17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information not held.

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