Notes: County Durham. Baby found to have dislocation of all joints at birth. Poor feeder. Still dischrged. Misdiagnosed and later returned to hospital. 22 fractures and bleeding behind the eyes. While in hospital under Full Care Order and never alone with parents, 16 more fractures occured. Hypofosphetasia - brittle bone disorder in the family, yet parents still accused of SBS and baby was taken into care. 15 months later mother got baby back. She later had another child with a milder form of the brittle bone disorder. Both her children were taken into care. (see Records left on file and Legacy of child protection procedures)

Age of mother 30
Racial origin caucasian
Employment housewife
Age of father 26
Racial origin caucasian
Employment unemployed
Parents/carer accused of parents and m.g.parents
Threat of arrest or arrested arrested
Any charges brought no
Charges dropped no
Child on police protection register no
Child on at risk register no
Child taken into care voluntary care m.g.parents
Time spent in care 6 months
Child still in care yes
Age of child at that time 4 weeks
Sex of child male
Marital status of parents/carer married
Age of child now 2.5 years
Initial diagnosis coelic
Was diagnosis changed yes
Outcome shaken baby syndrome
Type of injury no brain bleed
Retinal Haemorrhaging yes
Other injuries fractures
Skeletal survey not clear
Operation to drain blood/fluid no
Birth details ceasar - baby's face cut
Intensive or special care no
Brain scan taken in special care no
Baby's health before collapse poor
Baby's health on day of collapse poor
Vaccination at time of collapse no
Seizure or stopped breathing no
No. of different medical opinions 3
Full or interim care order full