Autism Looked after Children

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

1. How many children who are looked after and have autism are placed in care homes outwith Aberdeen?

2. Are looked after children with autism professionally assessed by autism trained specialists to determine what supports they may require before they are placed in a care home?

3. Are looked after children with autism ever placed in residential care homes that are not autism specialised or autism accredited?

4. What rights do looked after children have with autism to challenge decisions on there autism supports /care?

5. If looked after children with autism are placed out with Aberdeen how can they challenge this?

6. As cooperate parents if a looked after child with autism is excluded from school would they support them with a disability discrimination claim?

7. If a looked after child with autism believes the have been discriminated in a children's home would the cooperate parents support them to make a disability claim.

Yours faithfully,

Edward fowler

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Fowler,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1026.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 29
July 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 27 August 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
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Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad
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Dear Mr Fowler,

 

Please accept our sincerest apologies that we have failed to respond to
your information request within the statutory 20 working days. 

 

We are endeavouring to ensure you receive a response within the next 5
working days, but would like to take this opportunity to advise you that,
as we have missed the statutory deadline for responding, you are entitled
to request a review.  More information about requesting a review is
included in the Further Information section, below.

 

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[3]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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Dear Mr Fowler,

 

Thank you for your information request of 29 July 2019 and please accept
our sincere apologies for delay in providing the response to you. 
Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the
information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

1. How many children who are looked after and have autism are placed in
care homes outwith Aberdeen?

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2. Are looked after children with autism professionally assessed by autism
trained  specialists to determine what supports they may require before
they are placed in a care home?

Children with autism are generally assessed by an Educational Psychologist
who would have knowledge of the impact of Autism on their learning and on
their day to day lives.

 

3. Are looked after children with autism ever placed in residential care
homes that are not autism specialised or autism accredited?

Yes, on occasions, although specialist advice and guidance for the staff
would be available from ACC staff.

 

4. What rights do looked after children have with autism to challenge
decisions on there autism supports /care?

The same rights as all LAC children.  Children who are looked after will
all have LAC Reviews where their views must be shared and considered by
involved professionals.

 

5. If looked after children with autism are placed out with Aberdeen  how
can they challenge this?

All children, including those who are looked after and accommodated are
encouraged to share their views on services they receive.  Children who
are looked after will all have LAC Reviews where their views must be
shared and considered.

 

6. As cooperate parents if a looked after child with autism is excluded
from school would they support them with a disability discrimination
claim? 

Such cases would require to be looked at on an individual basis taking
account of all the information available. Any looked after child who feels
they have been discriminated against would be supported by professionals
to share their views and have these represented as appropriate. 

 

7. If a looked after child with autism believes the have been
discriminated in a children's home would the cooperate parents support
them to make a disability claim.

Yes, as with any Looked after child.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

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We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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