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Criteria for adoption

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am looking for information about the council’s criteria for adoption. As such, I would like to know the answer to the following questions:

1. What weight or BMI criteria does the council have for prospective adoptive parents?
2. What weight or BMI would preclude a prospective parent from adoption under the council’s criteria?
3. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria in 2019?
4. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria between 2015 and 2019?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

Information, Sefton Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 3965917

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Dear Ramzy Alwakeel
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 2 March
2020.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 6 April 2020.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate). 
 
Please accept our apologies for the delay in this matter.
Yours faithfully
 
Kayleigh Hogg
Admin
 
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Information request
Our reference: 3965917

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Dear Ramzy Alwakeel
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 2 March 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Kayleigh Hogg
 
 
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