Leaving Care/Looked After Children Service

James made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please could you let me know the following information.

1. How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care) does the council currently have?

2. How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of 12 and 15?

3. How many Looked After Children aged 16-17 does the council currently have?

4. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by unregulated private providers.

5. Please provide the names of the unregulated private providers of accomodation to 16-17 year olds that the council uses and the average cost per child per week to the council?

6. Of the Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in accomodation provided by regulated providers.

7. Please provide a list of which regulated providers of accomodation to 16-17 year olds that the council uses and the average cost per child per week to the council?

8. How many Care Leavers does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers?

9. Please provide the names of the unregulated private companies that currently provide accomodation to your Care Leavers and the average cost per service user per week to the council.

10. How many Care Leavers does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated providers?

11. Please provide the names of the regulated companies that currently provide accomodation to your Care Leavers and the average cost per service user per week to the council.

Yours faithfully,

James Steele

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Steele,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-20-0502.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 22
May 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 22 June 2020.

 

While Aberdeen City Council are prioritising resources to support
vulnerable citizens and essential services, we remain committed to provide
responses to requests as soon as we can.

 

Please refer to [1]FOISA reviews & appeals and [2]Your Data for more
information about your rights under the Freedom of Information Scotland
Act (FOISA).

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[3]ACC_Crest_for mac Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
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Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  |
Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Steele,

 

Thank you for your information request of 22 May 2020.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

1.       How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care)
does the council currently have?

580 this figure includes children looked after at home and away from home.

 

2.       How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of
12 and 15?

165 This figure includes children looked after at home and away from home.

 

3.       How many Looked After Children aged 16-17 does the council
currently have?

61 This figure includes children looked after at home and away from home.

 

4.       Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in
semi-independent accommodation provided by unregulated private providers.

None.

 

5.       Please provide the names of the unregulated private providers of
accommodation to 16-17 year olds that the council uses and the average
cost per child per week to the council?

None – please see Q 4.

 

6.       Of the Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in
accommodation provided by regulated providers.

17 of these children are living in residential establishments all of which
are registered. The other children are either at home, with kinship
carers, with approved foster carers or with approved prospective adopters.

 

7.       Please provide a list of which regulated providers of
accommodation to 16-17 year olds that the council uses and the average
cost per child per week to the council?

The following are currently being used to provide care for the children
identified in question 6 above:

 

ABERLOUR - SYCAMORE CEDAR - £3,651.06

ACAD - ATHA MHOR - £3,870.62

ACTION FOR CHILDREN - CLIFTON ROAD - £1,428.29

BARNARDO'S - LINKSFIELD RESIDENTIAL UNIT - £2,623.47

CURO SALUS – 10,027.54

FALKLAND HOUSE SCHOOL - £1,483.52

GILBERT ROAD CHILDREN'S HOME - £3,079.40

GOOD SHEPHERD CLOSE SUPPORT - £ 5,771.98

KIBBLE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRE - £5,261.35

LINN MOOR RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL - £5,201.04

NEW REFLEXIONS - ARDCHOIRC FARM - £6,662.50

ROSSIE SCHOOL – 7,085.27

ST PHILIP'S SCHOOL- £4621.50

THE WILLOWS -£2,930.37

 

8.       How many Care Leavers does the council currently accommodate in
accommodation provided by unregulated private providers?

None.

 

9.       Please provide the names of the unregulated private companies
that currently provide accommodation to your Care Leavers and the average
cost per service user per week to the council.

None - please see Q8.

 

10.   How many Care Leavers does the council currently accommodate in
accommodation provided by regulated  providers?

This question appears to relate to English Legislation and therefore an
answer has not been provided. If you wish to re-frame the question in the
context of Scottish Legislation, we would be happy to look at this.

 

11.   Please provide the names of the regulated companies that currently
provide accommodation to your Care Leavers and the average cost per
service user per week to the council.

This question appears to relate to English Legislation and therefore an
answer has not been provided. If you wish to re-frame the question in the
context of Scottish Legislation, we would be happy to look at this.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to
[1]FOISA reviews & appeals and [2]Your Data for more information about
your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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

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

 

Dial: 01224 522166   Email:
[4][email address]

[5]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

                                              

 

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