Children taken in to care due to dogs

How many children did you take into care (either interim or full) in the last financial year 2019/20 where the child’s proximity to a dog was cited as a factor in the care proceedings?

For each child please state if the issue surrounded either the (a) potential danger of a dog attack, (b) the hygiene issues of living in proximity to a dog or (c) both (a) and (b)?

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