Dear Lewisham Borough Council,
How many families are currently receiving Adoption Allowance from your Council?
On behalf of how many adopted children?
Can you please confirm your full name and address if possible? With this information, I will be able to log your FOI request.
Corporate Complaints and Casework
Dear Foi, Customer,
No. I 'm not legallyy obliged to.
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 407117
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Dear A J Williams
Thank you for your query, please find attached our response to your
Freedom of Information request.
Complaints and Access to Records Officer
1 Catford Road
Dear Elizabeth Ajala,
Your reply - 239 families receiving adoption and special guardianship financial support
- on behalf of 100 adopted children
The 239 seems to include the number of families receiving special guardianship allowance. I only want to know how many families were receiving adoption allowance. (Although the information is interesting).
Dear A J Williams
The total receiving Adoption Allowance is 77 families which is the total of 92 children.
I hope this answers your query
Complaints & Access to Records Officer
Children & Young People (CYP)
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