Dear Cheshire East Council,

I am writing to find out the following:

1) How many Emergency Care Orders were issued in respect of children from 1st January 2016 to present date.

2) How many Interim Care Orders were issued in the same time period (1st January 2016 to present date)?

3) I require breakdown of how many of these orders were wrongfully issued and where the children were quickly returned to their families.

4) How long was the average timeframe that children were wrongly kept in care?

5) How many of these Emergency Care Orders were issued as a result of malicious referrals by professionals such as doctors (or any hospital staff), teachers, therapists or any other local authority employee?

6) Is it possible to have the statistics for care orders (both emergency and interim) issued from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015?

7) Finally, what percentage of children taken into care are surrendered voluntarily by their parents?

I look forward to your prompt response within the period of time as prescribed by law.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Jones

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 5 December 2016
Our Reference: 526033
 
Dear Ms Jones
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 5 January 2017. If we need any further clarification or
there is a problem, we will be in touch. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 23 December 2016
Our Reference: 526033
 
Dear Ms Jones
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 5 December 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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