Re: Notifications to High Commissions and Embassies of Children in Care

Advocacy Fund 3 made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

To ask the Local Authority’s Children’s Services Head of Service:

1. What is the Local Authorities policy for notifying High
Commissions and Embassies (their Consular Welfare Sections)
regarding non-UK national children that are?

A. Taken in to Care
B. Being Adopted

2. What is the Local Authorities policy for enabling High
Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare access visits to non-UK
children in its care and prior to adoption?

3. Has the Local Authority sought any legal or other advice from
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding High Commissions
and/or Embassies Consular Welfare visits to non UK children in it’s
care?

4. Has the Local Authority refused any High Commission or Embassy
Consular Welfare visits to non UK children in it’s care and if so
how many?

And
5. By the Local Authority:
How many foreign national children have in the last five years:

A. Been taken into Care
B. Been Adopted
C. What list of counties were they from

And
By the Local Authority:
6. How many High Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare
Sections in these cases as in 5. A. & B. above were:

A. Notified
B. Were not notified

To High Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare Sections

7. In the cases of doubt regarding nationality and other
unconfirmed/un verified information such as history what is the
Local Authorities policy regarding enquiring of High Commissions
and Embassies for confirmations that may be available outside of
the UK regarding non UK children in it’s care and prior to
adoption.

8. What is the Local Authorities Policy regarding non-UK children
in its care or as adopted being able to ensure their right of
access to their non-UK Identity and Nationality once they reach age
16 and should they wish assistance to leave the UK.

PLEASE NOTE FOR CLARITY SAKE:

This FOI is made by the following organisation and not by an
individual

This FOI Request is made by the Advocacy Fund which is an
organisation and not by an individual.
http://advocacy-fund.org

ICO Section 8 Guidance states:

In the case of a company, it is not necessary to provide the full
registered name. It will be acceptable to provide another name
which exists as a real entity, such as a trading name.

Also under the guidance an email address is considered sufficient
under the DPA for an address.

FOR CLARITY:
The Advocacy Fund is the Name of the organisation managed by
Advocati Massa Ltd (Reg In England), who appoints it officers. Both
are Not for Profit Organisations.

Both are real names in law and this FOI request is therefore
compliant
with the FOI Act and section 8 Guidance.

Responses can be made to either

A. The Advocacy Fund.

or

B. The Chairman, The Advocacy Fund

Yours faithfully,

Advocacy Fund

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have forwarded your enquiry on to the FOI officer to look into and
respond directly in due course.

Many thanks
Richard - Customer First

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Yvette Haines, Blackpool Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Sir

Please find attached the reply to you recent FOI request.

 

Thank you

 

Yvette

 

Yvette Haines

Customer Relations Manager

Commissioning, Performance & Resources

Children, Adult & Family Services

Blackpool Council

01253 477700

 

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