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.

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, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

Your request for information ref. SOT86959

 

Thank you for your request for information about the councils criteria for
adoption.  Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 28
February 2020.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the
appropriate Information Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will be required to pay this before we deal
with your request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 27
March 2020 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [2]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [3][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

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comprehensive training and guidance. [4]Click here for more information.

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

Your request for information ref. SOT86959 about the council’s criteria
for adoption.

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes. Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

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

 

Response: There is not a BMI criteria (i.e. there is not a minimum or
maximum BMI that we use to rule people out for adoption). All adopters
have medicals completed that are then viewed and commented on by an
adoption medical advisor. BMI is taken into consideration as part of this
medical, and advice will be given by the medical advisor about the
additional risks associated with a higher BMI, including diabetes and
heart disease. Advice is always given by the medical advisor for BMI to be
explored by the assessing social worker of the adopters and the social
worker will look at their BMI, in line with their overall health and
social factors. The social worker will consider:

·         Their lifestyle; are they trying to lose weight, do they eat
healthy food or try to (we want them to be good role models for children
we place). Can we evidence weight loss, i.e. if they are going to a
slimming club

·         If they are not trying to lose weight, the social worker would
explore other health factors and their family health history, as we want
to ensure as far as we are able, that the adopter is going to be around
until the child reaches adulthood, as we do not want to the child to
experience additional loss.

·         The social worker would also assess the adopters ability to run
around after and with a child, as we would want to ensure that they have
the energy and ability to physically look after a child

 

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

 

Response: N/A – as above

 

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?

 

Response: None

 

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?

 

Response: None

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: The Information Rights Manager, Information Rights
Team, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
ST4 1HH, or email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

Section 5.3 of the Freedom of Information Code of Practice states:

“It is usual practice to accept a request for an internal review made
within 40 working days from the date a public authority has issued an
initial response to a request and this should be made clear in that
response to the applicant. Public authorities are not obliged to accept
internal reviews after this date. Internal review requests should be made
in writing to a public authority.”

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Before doing this, please see
the following link for guidance from the Information Commissioner relating
to how to use your information rights responsibly and effectively, to
enable you to gain the best outcome from the process -
[2]http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public.

 

Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you
have already used our internal review procedure. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123
1113 or you can visit their website at
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [4]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

Request

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

 

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and
spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career with
comprehensive training and guidance. [6]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [7]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [8]App Store and on
[9]Google Play

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

 

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
2. http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
7. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
8. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
9. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

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.