Children's Social Care performance frameworks - fostering and finance

Melanie Sweet made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

Please can you provide me with a BLANK copy of the performance framework, metrics, indicators that you use to monitor and report on your fostering service and children's service financial position OR if its easier, a BLANK copy of your children's service performance framework that I can extract the the above information from.

Thanks in anticipation

Melanie Sweet

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: RFI 0617

Dear Melanie Sweet

Thank you for your email.

It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the 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.

If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

Disclosures Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Tel: 0300 123 8 123
Email: [email address]
Location: Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Ms Sweet,

 

Thank you for your request for information of 28^th January 2019 which
has been logged as RFI 0617 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We confirm that Cheshire West and Chester Council
holds information relating to your request.

 

For the purpose of clarity your request has been reproduced below:

 

Please can you provide me with a BLANK copy of the performance framework,
metrics, indicators that you use to monitor and report on your fostering
service and children's service financial position OR if its easier, a
BLANK copy of your children's service performance framework that I can
extract the above information from

 

Response

 

Cheshire West and Chester use a number of performance templates and
dashboards in order to monitor performance. Therefore we are unable to
provide a blank template. However, below is a list of the indicators that
are included in our regular performance reporting:

 

·         Snapshot of Children in Care by Foster Care Placement & Provider
Type

·         Ofsted Judgements for Children placed with foster carers and
private providers outside of the LA boundary

·         Snapshot number of internal fostering households by type (e.g
mainstream fostering, connected people)

·         Number of new foster carers and volume of children placed in
period

·         Number of foster carers ending in period and reasons

 

In addition, links provided to published performance information which
include information on Fostering Services

 

·         Children Looked After annual statutory return published data:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

·         Cheshire West and Chester Performance Framework
[2]https://performancecheshirewest.co.uk/

Scrutiny
[3]http://cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester...

 

 

We trust this answers your query.

 

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The Disclosures Team can be contacted by email via:
[4][Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:

 

Disclosures Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

(Flr 2 HQ)

4 Civic Way

Ellesmere Port

CH64 0BE

 

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[5]http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

 

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Wilmslow

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Disclosures Team – Customer Relations and Information

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 0300 123 8 123

Email: [7][email address]

Location: Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port
CH65 0BE

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

 

 

 

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