Children's Social Care - Fostering and Adoption Services

Mr P Franco made this Freedom of Information request to Havering Borough Council

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Dear Havering Borough Council,

Can you please provide answers to the following questions relating to Children’s Social Care, Fostering and Adoption Services:
1) Have any of your inhouse Fostering services been outsourced, if so can you please list which services they were (eg. Fostering Recruitment)
2) If the answer in (1) above is yes then;
(i) what year were the services outsourced
(ii) who were they outsourced to and;
(iii) were there any related budgetary savings arising from the outsourcing either in the year of outsourcing or subsequently.
3) Have any of your inhouse Adoption services been outsourced, if so can you please list which services they were (eg. Adoption Recruitment)
4) If the answer in (3) above is yes then;
(i) what year were the services outsourced
(ii) who were they outsourced to and;
(iii) were there any related budgetary savings arising from the outsourcing either in the year of outsourcing or subsequently.
5) Do you have any plans to outsource any fostering and adoption services in the future?
6) Can you provide details of all your current fostering allowances, including kinship rates as well as any payments in relation to Special Guardianship Orders
Thankyou in advance for your assistance

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Franco

Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Franco

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request

Ref:AIR10740P

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 19^th
November 2015.  Your email is being considered and you will receive a
response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 allow authorities 20 working days, following date of
receipt, in which to respond to requests.  You may be aware the
legislation defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of
the information you have requested.  If any of the exemption categories
apply then the information will not be released. In these cases, we will
inform you of any exemptions we have applied together with our reasons for
withholding the information and your rights of appeal. 

 

Please bear in mind the legislation allows access to information 'held' by
the Council and not for the creation of new information or opinion. 
Therefore, we may only be able to supply documents or data that contain
the information we hold in response to your request.

 

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calculated and you will be informed if a charge applies. In this event,
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Yours sincerely

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Franco

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request

Ref:AIR10740P

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 19^th
November 2015.  Your email is being considered and you will receive a
response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 allow authorities 20 working days, following date of
receipt, in which to respond to requests.  You may be aware the
legislation defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of
the information you have requested.  If any of the exemption categories
apply then the information will not be released. In these cases, we will
inform you of any exemptions we have applied together with our reasons for
withholding the information and your rights of appeal. 

 

Please bear in mind the legislation allows access to information 'held' by
the Council and not for the creation of new information or opinion. 
Therefore, we may only be able to supply documents or data that contain
the information we hold in response to your request.

 

There may be a fee payable for the supply of information.  This will be
calculated and you will be informed if a charge applies. In this event,
the fee must be paid before the information is released.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Further information regarding Access to Information is also available
from:
Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   0303 123 1113

[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

t 01708 433173 |

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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Franco

 

Access to Information

 

I refer to your recent request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by Children’s Services is as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question 1|Have any of your inhouse Fostering services been outsourced, |
| |if so can you please list which services they were (eg. |
| |Fostering Recruitment) |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |No |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 2|If the answer in (1) above is yes then; |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |     (i) what year were the services outsourced |
| | |
| |     (ii) who were they outsourced to and; |
| | |
| |    (iii) were there any related budgetary savings arising |
| |from the |
| | |
| |     outsourcing either in the year of outsourcing or |
| |subsequently. |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |N/A |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 3|Have any of your inhouse Adoption services been outsourced, |
| |if so can you please list which services they were (eg. |
| |AdoptioN Recruitment) |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |No |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 4|If the answer in (3) above is yes then; |
| | |
| |     (i) what year were the services outsourced |
| | |
| |     (ii) who were they outsourced to and; |
| | |
| |     (iii) were there any related budgetary savings arising |
| |from the |
| | |
| |     outsourcing either in the year of outsourcing or |
| |subsequently. |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |N/A |
| | |
| |  |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 5|Do you have any plans to outsource any fostering and adoption|
| |services in the future? |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |No |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 6|Can you provide details of all your current fostering  |
| |allowances, including kinship rates as well as any payments |
| |in relation to Special Guardianship Orders |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Weekly Fostering rates are the same for both In House Foster |
| |Carers and Family and Friends carers as follows: |
| | |
| |AGE 0-4 |
| | |
| |Level 1 £264 |
| | |
| |Level 2 £289 |
| | |
| |Level 3 £315 |
| | |
| |AGE 5-10 |
| | |
| |Level 1 £287 |
| | |
| |Level 2 £312 |
| | |
| |Level 3 £338 |
| | |
| |AGE 11-15 |
| | |
| |Level 1 £332 |
| | |
| |Level 2 £357 |
| | |
| |Level 3 £383 |
| | |
| |AGE 16-17 |
| | |
| |Level 1 £382 |
| | |
| |Level 2 £407 |
| | |
| |Level 3 £433 |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |Special Guardian Order weekly rates are as follows: |
| | |
| |Age 0-4 £163 |
| | |
| |Age 5-10 £186 |
| | |
| |Age 11-15 £231 |
| | |
| |Age 16-17 £281 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

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Yours sincerely

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

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