Looked After Children Statistics

Olly Knowles made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please may I know the following:

1. How many Looked After Children aged 16 and 17 does the council currently have?
2. How many of these 16 and 17 year old Looked After Children are housed in Semi-Independent Accommodation?
3. Please name the providers of your Semi-Independent Accommodation and what is the average cost to the council per child per week?

Yours faithfully,

Olly Knowles

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Your request for information ref. SOT92540

 

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Thank you for your request for information about looked after children. 
Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 23 October
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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. [5]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [6]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 [7]App Store and on
[8]Google Play

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Dear Mr Knowles

 

Your request for information ref. SOT92540 about looked after children

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
below. Please note that some information is exempt under section 38 of the
Act and cannot be disclosed.

 

Section 38(1)(b) (health and safety) allows a public authority to withhold
information if its release would, or would be likely to, endanger the
safety of any individual. This exemption has been applied to names of the
service providers. This is because the local authority considers it
inappropriate to release into the public domain the locations at which a
vulnerable group may be staying. On this occasion the local authority
considers it is not in the public interest to release information that
could place individuals at risk.

 

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

 

Response: 142

 

2.    How many of these 16 and 17 year old Looked After Children are
housed in Semi-Independent Accommodation?

 

Response: 25

 

3.    Please name the providers of your Semi-Independent Accommodation and
what is the average cost to the council per child per week?

 

Response: Please refer to exemption notes above. The average cost is
£891.62 per week.

 

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ST4 1HH, or email [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

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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: [6][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

Request

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please may I know the following:

1. How many Looked After Children aged 16 and 17 does the council
currently have?
2. How many of these 16 and 17 year old Looked After Children are housed
in Semi-Independent Accommodation?
3. Please name the providers of your Semi-Independent Accommodation and
what is the average cost to the council per child per week?

Yours faithfully,

Olly Knowles

 

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Fostering Friendly employer. 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. Click
here for more information. For more information about becoming a Fostering
Friendly employer please click here.

link for the first Click here  -
[7]https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...

link for the second click here -
[8]https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/g...

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [9]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 [10]App Store and on
[11]Google Play

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

 

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

Dear FOI,

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Olly Knowles