§ 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.