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Dear Southend on Sea Borough Council,

Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and job titles of all senior management and strategic heads of departments, budget holders for training, and development across Children’s Services, along with contact numbers and email addresses.

Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior management team.
Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with Children’s Services, including preferred outsources.

Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers, and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care, Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who sit on any children-related committees.

Yours faithfully,

C Leach

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Dear C Leach,

 

Thank you for your request received on 04.09.2019 for information which
will be under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 as appropriate. Your request should receive a
reply by 02.10.2019.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 08961.

 

Kind regards,

 

Holly Gudgin – Corporate Freedom of Information Team – Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

Working to make lives better

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Borough Council | Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex,
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Dear C Leach,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing regarding your request for information, which was received on
04.09.19. Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response.

 

In that request you asked us for information below:

 

o Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for
Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and
job titles of all senior management and strategic heads of
departments, budget holders for training, and development across
Children’s Services, along with contact numbers and email addresses?
o Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their
senior management team?
o Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with
Children’s Services, including preferred outsources?
o Also could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers,
and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning
of services for Children’s Services, such as Children’s Homes, Leaving
Care, Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who
sit on any children-related committees.

 

I can confirm that the search for the information you requested has been
completed and I can advise you of the following:

 

o Please see the attached structure charts.
o All management can be reached by emailing [1][email address]
and stating which service area you are looking to contact.
o We do not outsource any service except for PACE Beds, which is a
pan-Essex arrangement rather than our own. Training is also
outsourced; however any providers vary, dependent on the training.
Please see the following list that is consulted with for placements:

o Action for Children
o Alliance Foster Care
o Anchor
o Aspirations Fostering
o Barnardos
o BlueSky Fostering
o Brighter Futures
o By the Bridge
o Caldecott Fostering
o Capstone Care
o Caring Hearts Fostering
o Channels and Choices Fostering
o Children First
o Chrysalise
o Compass Fostering
o Diagrama (was Cabrini)
o Diverse Care
o Family Works Fostering
o FCA (was Core Assets)
o Five Rivers
o Foster Care UK
o FosterCare Link
o Fostering London
o Fostering Options
o Fostering Solutions (now NFA)
o FosterPlus
o Fusion Fostering
o Futures for Children
o Greater London Fostering
o Kasper Fostering
o Little Acorns Fostering
o Mosaic
o Next Step / Safehouses
o Nexus
o NFA
o Orange Grove
o Orchard
o Outlook (Care-Tech)
o QFC
o Shining Stars
o St Christopher's
o Sunbeam Fostering
o Tact Care
o UK Fostering
o Xcel2000
o Young People at Heart
o Shared Care Services
o Foster Together Trust
o afa fostering
o ANSAcare
o All4U Fostering
o Attachments Fostering
o To the Moon and Back
o Silver Lining Fostering
o Homefinding and Fostering
Agency
o Unity Foster Care
o Ownlife Fostering Ltd
o Affinity Fostering

o Our Procurement team can be contacted by emailing
[2][email address]. Councillor Anne Jones is the
Cabinet Member for Children and Learning.

 

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our response, you should write to
the Knowledge and Information Manager, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria
Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you can make a
complaint under the Council’s complaints process by writing to Corporate
Complaints Officer, Office of the Chief Executive, PO Box 6, Civic Centre,
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.

 

You can also apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a
decision although generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the Council’s complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Holly Gudgin

Knowledge Support Officer

Corporate Freedom of Information Team

 

 

 

Holly Gudgin – Corporate Freedom of Information Team – Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

Working to make lives better

( 01702 534929 (Direct) | *
[3][email address] |8 [4]www.southend.gov.uk

Corporate Strategy Group l Transformation Service l Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council | Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex,
SS2 6ER

 

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