Children's Social Care, NRPF and B&Bs

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

For the periods:

a. 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2016 and b. 1st January 2017 - 31st December 2017

how many families accommodated by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council's Children’s Social Care department under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 as a result of having no recourse to public funds were placed in B&B or hotel accommodation by the local authority?

Of these, how many:

1. were/have been in B&B or hotel accommodation provided by the local authority for between 6 months and 12 months?

2. were/have been in B&B or hotel accommodation provided by the local authority for between 12 months and 24 months?

3. were/have been in B&B or hotel accommodation provided by the local authority for over 24 months?

Yours faithfully,

Miss Phillips

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Miss - Phillips
 
 
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Your reference is FS-Case-65902509
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Miss - Phillips,
 
Information Request - FS-Case-65902509
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
 
 
Please note we are only able to provide this information for the year 1st
January 2017 to 31st December 2017 as stated previously to the requester.'
For the periods: a. 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2016 and b. 1st
January 2017 - 31st December 2017 - how many families accommodated by
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council's Children's Social Care department
under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 as a result of having no
recourse to public funds were placed in B&B or hotel accommodation by the
local authority? = 44 Of these, how many: 1. were/have been in B&B or
hotel accommodation provided by the local authority for between 6 months
and 12 months? = 7 2. were/have been in B&B or hotel accommodation
provided by the local authority for between 12 months and 24 months? = 23
3. were/have been in B&B or hotel accommodation provided by the local
authority for over 24 months? = 9
 
 
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Sandwell MBC

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Many thanks for your response.

Just to clarify - you've stated that there were 44 NRPF families placed in B&B accommodation by SMBC Children's Services in 2017, then that of these 72 were there for 6 weeks to 6 months. Is that 72 families or 72 individuals?

Yours faithfully,

Miss Phillips

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