Children and Families Across Borders

Dear Exeter City Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in relation to Looked After Children:

• The total number of Looked After Children under your local authority care, where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number of Looked After Children under your local authority care that were subsequently placed outside the United Kingdom between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number and type of placement orders used for placing Looked After Children from your local authority care with family members abroad between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.

Please provide the information electronically.

Research conducted by Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) in 2018 discovered considerable discrepancies in post-placement practices of UK local authorities for children in international kinship placements. Access to this information will support CFAB’s further research into the outcomes of international kinship placements and CFAB’s campaign for clear guidance on the appropriate steps to take when placing children with families abroad.

I understand that under the Act, you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days of receiving this letter. If this is request is unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me and I will be happy to provide further clarification.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Andre Johnsen
Research and Impact
[email address]
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

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Carrie-Anne Bainbridge, Exeter City Council

Thank you for your request for information, which has been dealt with
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council does not hold the information you have requested.  Exeter City
Council is not responsible for children’s services.  I would suggest you
redirect your request to Devon County Council
([1][email address]) as they will be able to
assist you further.

 

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Kind regards

Carrie

 

Carrie-Anne Bainbridge

Policy Officer

Executive Support

Exeter City Council

 

01392 265875

 

 

From: Children and Families Across Borders
[mailto:[FOI #612509 email]]
Sent: 16 October 2019 13:41
To: Freedom Of Information <[Exeter City Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Looked After Children

 

Dear Exeter City Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information in relation to Looked After Children:

• The total number of Looked After Children under your local authority
care, where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored
between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number of Looked After Children under your local authority care that
were subsequently placed outside the United Kingdom between January 2015
and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number and type of placement orders used for placing Looked After
Children from your local authority care with family members abroad between
January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.

Please provide the information electronically.

Research conducted by Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) in 2018
discovered considerable discrepancies in post-placement practices of UK
local authorities for children in international kinship placements. Access
to this information will support CFAB’s further research into the outcomes
of international kinship placements and CFAB’s campaign for clear guidance
on the appropriate steps to take when placing children with families
abroad.

I understand that under the Act, you are required to respond to my request
within 20 working days of receiving this letter. If this is request is
unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me and I will be happy
to provide further clarification.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Andre Johnsen
Research and Impact
[4][email address]
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

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