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Dear Cumbria County Council,

Is it true from Cumbria County Council’s website that the fostering process takes around 8 months? And various interviews before a fostering panel take place?
What are your foster carer’s assessment guidelines?
What do foster carers get paid?
What else do foster carers get paid; rent, bills, holidays, cars, clothes, toys, childminders, nurseries, etc?
How many children did you have adopted in 2018?
How many Looked After Children are in Cumbria in 2018?
What do Looked After Children’s parents get in terms of financial aid from Cumbria County Council? I.E. trips to contact and what else?
How many Children in Need are in Cumbria in 2018?
How many social workers are employed by Cumbria County Council?
How many Locum social workers are employed by Cumbria County Council?
Are there social worker teams deployed to certain areas of Cumbria, for example is team 2, the social worker team for Workington only? Team 4 for Wigton?
How many social workers do you employ per team?
How many resignations from social workers have you received in 2018?
How many social workers have been made redundant in 2018?
How many social workers have been sacked in 2018?
Do you have adoption targets to hit?
What were those targets for 2018?
How much money do you receive if those targets are hit?
Do you have fostering targets to hit?
What were those targets in 2018?
How much money do you receive if those targets are hit?
Do Social Workers get paid bonuses, incentives to have a child adopted?
Do social workers get paid bonuses, incentives to have a child placed in foster care?
Are there diversity targets to hit when placing a child with an adoptive parent?
Are there diversity targets to hit when placing a child with a foster family?
How many foster families do you have in Cumbria?
How many prospective adoptive parents do you have in Cumbria?
What is your budget for advertising children at fostering and adoption events?
Do you pay grants to adoptive parents?
Do you target/advertise to gay adoptive parents?
Do you advertise children for adoption on any forum from Cumbria?
Is it true you have to find permanence within 6 months of placing a child in foster care?
Is it true you get paid for hitting targets in adoption?
How much is this?
Is it true you get paid for hitting fostering targets?
How much is this?
What are your Looked After Child guidelines?
What are the Children In Need guidelines?
What are your Independent Reviewing Officer guidelines?
Who is invited to a Looked After Child review?
Would a foster carer be invited to a Looked After Child review before a legal parent?
At what age should a child attend a Looked After Child review?
How many Looked After Children are fostered outside of the county? How many counties? in 2018?
How many Looked After Children are adopted outside of the county in 2018?
Ages of Looked After Children – How many per age range in Cumbria in 2018?
0-1 year old?
1-2 year old?
2-3 year old?
3-4 year old?
4-5 year old?
5-7 year old?
8-10 year old?
11-16 years old?
At what age have children been adopted in 2018, how many per age range?
0-1 year old?
1-2 year old?
2-3 year old?
3-4 year old?
4-5 year old?
5-7 year old?
8-10 year old?
11-16 years old?
What are the ethnicities of these children that have been adopted?
What are the ethnicities of these children that have been fostered?
What fostering and adoption agencies do you use?
Where do you advertise these children on the internet/media?
There are 62 social workers (at 3 different levels), Advanced practitioners and Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners working in the Children Looked After service area.
How many of each and what are their specific roles in regards to the children?
What is Cumbria Children’s Services complaints procedure?
Can you complain while court proceedings are ongoing?
Do you have a certain amount of supervised contact sessions you can fund in a contact centre with a contact worker per Looked After Child per year?

Yours faithfully,
Mrs Hetherington

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mrs Hetherington,  

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

REFERENCE: IG 01199

 

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Dear John

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: IG 01199

 

Please find attached a draft response for your approval.  

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Information
Governance Team on the details below.

 

Many thanks

 

Anita

 

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Information Governance Team

Corporate, Customer & Community Services • Cumbria County Council

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