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Criteria for adoption

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am looking for information about the council’s criteria for adoption. As such, I would like to know the answer to the following questions:

1. What weight or BMI criteria does the council have for prospective adoptive parents?
2. What weight or BMI would preclude a prospective parent from adoption under the council’s criteria?
3. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria in 2019?
4. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria between 2015 and 2019?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

FOI, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Alwakeel

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 28/02/2020.  We are
currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation.

Your request is for information relating to BMI criteria for prospective
adoptive parents.

 

(Please note this may be a summary of your request and full details, as
outlined in the request, will be sent to the team providing the response).

 

If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment, please
notify us as soon as possible using the contact details provided below. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               [1]www.shropshire.gov.uk/access-to-information

 

 

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Karen Bradshaw, Shropshire Council

1 Atodiad

Further to your request for information, please see our responses below,
with apologies for the delay.

 

 

What weight or BMI criteria does the council have for prospective adoptive
parents?

 

ANSWER = We do not have a specific criteria for weight or BMI for
prospective adoptive parents we would however expect all prospective
adopters to have the health and vigour to be able to manage the needs of
the child that they would want to look after such as being able to get
onto the floor to play and be able to run after a young child who decided
to run down the road. Medical advisers comment on BMI and implications for
current and future health and any current associated health issues this
would then be taken into consideration with all other factors by the
assessing social worker and by the adoption panel.

 

What weight or BMI would preclude a prospective parent from adoption under
the council’s criteria?

 

ANSWER = We do not have a set BMI point at which we would preclude a
prospective parent from adoption.

 

How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive
couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet
its weight or BMI criteria in 2019?

ANSWER = 0

 

How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive
couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet
its weight or BMI criteria between 2015 and 2019?

 

ANSWER = 0

 

 

Karen Bradshaw

Executive Director of Children’s Services

Shropshire Council

 

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Please note that our offices will close 5pm on 23 December 2020 and
re-open 8.45am on 4 January 2021.   

May we take this opportunity to wish you well.

 

 

 

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywRamzy Alwakeel mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.