Criteria for adoption

Bracknell Forest Borough Council did not have the information requested.

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 Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council


Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received on (28/02/2020) which the Council will deal with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 27/03/2020) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Information Compliance-Officer
Legal Services
Service Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

REQUEST

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?

 

RESPONSE

Bracknell Forest Council does not hold this information  - All of our
recruitment of prospective adopters is undertaken by Adopt Thames Valley.
[1][email address]

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to our
handling of your request you can request an internal review.

Requests for an internal review must be made in writing, and within 40
working days from the date the authority issued an initial response to
your request. Public authorities are not obliged to accept internal
reviews after this date.

 

Requests for internal reviews should be acknowledged and the target date
for responding will be advised usually within 20 working days. In the
event that clarification of an internal review is required from the
applicant the normal 20 working day time period will not begin until it
has been received.

 

When requesting an internal review, please include your reference number,
the date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to:
[Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Team

Legal Services

Delivery

Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000

Email: [email address]

Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

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