Private Fostering

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
I am writing in connection to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please could you endeavour to answer the following questions within 20 working days, as specified under its clauses:
Please can you break down the below information for the following calendar years: 2019 and 2020. Can you also please provide me the information for the period between 1 January 2021 and 28 February 2021.
Q1) Over the stated period, on how many separate occasions did a member of the public contact your council to inform you they suspected that a child was living in a private fostering arrangement (that hadn't been reported)? In order to report such a suspected private fostering arrangement, people are often directed to a council's children safeguarding board/children's services team (or similar) or encouraged to fill out a form (such as via a Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) on the local authority's website. Please can you break down Q1 in terms of what type of person reported the private fostering arrangement (for example, but not limited to: school/teacher, neighbour)
1a) How many of the children living under such private fostering arrangements were found to have a disability (please specify what kind- such as autism, down syndrome- if that information, indeed, is recorded and retrievable under the constraints of the act)
1b) Following the subsequent completion of the Private Fostering Assessment (or similarly titled) form, how many placements were found to be prohibited?
1c) How many of the private foster carers had convictions recorded on their DBS disclosure form? Could you please breakdown all the above information in a table and on a case to case basis over the requested period.
I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could please contact me by email ([email address]) and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Yours faithfully,
Yohannes Lowe

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Yohannes Lowe

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 15th March 2021. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information -

 

Q1) Over the stated period, on how many separate occasions did a member of
the public contact your council to inform you they suspected that a child
was living in a private fostering arrangement (that hadn't been reported)?
In order to report such a suspected private fostering arrangement, people
are often directed to a council's children safeguarding board/children's
services team (or similar) or encouraged to fill out a form (such as via a
Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) on the local authority's website. Please
can you break down Q1 in terms of what type of person reported the private
fostering arrangement (for example, but not limited to: school/teacher,
neighbour)

 

One  -  Social worker was involved with the case when she identified the
arrangement

 

1a) How many of the children living under such private fostering
arrangements were found to have a disability (please specify what kind-
such as autism, down syndrome- if that information, indeed, is recorded
and retrievable under the constraints of the act)

 

None

 

1b) Following the subsequent completion of the Private Fostering
Assessment (or similarly titled) form, how many placements were found to
be prohibited?

 

None

 

1c) How many of the private foster carers had convictions recorded on
their DBS disclosure form? Could you please breakdown all the above
information in a table and on a case to case basis over the requested
period.

 

None

 

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Hello,
Thanks very much for the reply to my FOI Request regarding private fostering arrangements. Please may you tell me the date (DD/MM/YYYY) on which the social worker reported the private fostering arrangement?
Best,
Yohannes

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

Dear Yohannes Lowe

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 22^nd March 2021.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information -

 

Further to the reply to FOI 21/0296 regarding private fostering
arrangements, please provide the date on which the social worker reported
the private fostering arrangement.

 

10.06.2020

 

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what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

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the handling of your request please contact [1][Caerphilly County Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Corporate Information Governance Unit

 

 

 

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