HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 c438W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has had about his Department's circular to local authorities on non-accidental injuries to children; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

We have received no representations about the circular letter entitled "Non-Accidental Injury to Children: Area Review Committees" that we issued in February 1976. The Department has, however, received a small number of helpful comments on such matters as local arrangements for central registers of children at risk, access to those registers and linking information on non-accidental injury with school medical records and some suggestions for widening the scale of distribution of its guidance on non-accidental injury, all of which will be considered in preparing future guidance on the subject.