Children’s social care eligibility criteria

Clare Lucas made this Freedom of Information request to Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Sefton Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the following information on eligibility for children’s services (for the purposes of this request, ‘children’s services’ relates to those referenced in Section 17 of the Children’s Act 1989):

1) Does your local authority use eligibility criteria to determine qualification for services for children?

2) If your local authority does use eligibility criteria to determine qualification for services for children:

i. when were they implemented?
ii. were consultations held around introducing them and, if so, what was the consultation period?
iii. please provide details of the eligibility criteria

3) If your local authority does not use eligibility criteria to determine qualification for services for children, by what criteria do you determine a child’s eligibility for such services?

Yours faithfully,

Clare Lucas

Bernadette Jones, Sefton Borough Council

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