How many children did your authority take into care (either interim of full) in the last financial year (17/18) where the obesity o the child was cited as a factor in the care proceedings?
If there are any cases then for each one please give the (a) age of the child, (b) the sex of the child and (c) either the weight of the child or the BMI of the child
Children may be taken into care for a single reason or for multiple reasons. Obesity as a factor is not recorded separately and cannot be reported on separately. Free text parts of hundreds of cases would have to be examined manually to identify if obesity was a factor in taking a child in care and even if each one only took ten minutes the time necessary would be in excess of eighteen hours and therefore we are exempting disclosure under Section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 – Cost of Compliance.