Child removal statistics

Ann-Marie Robson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumberland County Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Northumberland County

I would like to know how many children were taken into care each year for the last ten years.

Yours faithfully,

Ann-Marie Robson

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 9559  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 9559   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to how many
children were taken into care each year for the last ten years.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am writing to ask you to clarify your request we need further details
from you in order to identify and locate the information.

Therefore I should be grateful if you would clarify if you want the
information by calendar year or statistical (financial) year. 

Please contact me by the above email address if you need assistance with
this.

If we do not receive your clarification within 3 calendar months from
today we will close your request. If after the 3 month period you then
provide clarification, your request will be logged as a new request.

Yours faithfully

FOI/EIR Co-ordinator -
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your reply.
In answer to your question calendar year would be great

Yours faithfully,

Ann-Marie Robson

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your reply

In answer to your question calendar year would be great

Yours faithfully,

Ann-Marie Robson

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 9559   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to the number
of children were taken into care each year.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

Q.1 I would like to know how many children were taken into care each year
for the last ten years.

Year CLA
2020 180
2019 195
2018 160
2017 188
2016 264
2015 166
2014 151
2013 164
2012 136
2011 109

Complaints

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handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator -
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk