Suicide by young person in care, fostering or home placement

Please provide numbers regarding suicide by a young person whilst in your care and in a fostering or children’s placement home for 2016, 2015, 2014.

We may hold this information but locating and collating it would require a manual examination of each of several thousand records and at an estimate of five minutes each would take well in excess of 18 hours, therefore it is exempt under section 12 РCost of Compliance  Рof the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

It is likely that numbers identified Рif any  -would also be so low as to potentially identify individuals and is therefore exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 РPersonal Data.

The information would be held by the Devon Children’s Safeguarding Board, which is exempt from disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.