CYP Foster Care contract details

nikhil prabhu made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton City Council

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Dear Southampton City Council,

We would like to know about the Fostering contracts awarded by the Council.

1) Could you please name all the Councils listed in the contract (if part of a Consortia)?
2) What we need are who are on the awarded list - for the various Tiers - and the value for each provider
3) Any public link where we may view information on this contract as & when it is updated

Thank you,
Regards,
Nikhil Prabhu

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 29/01/2020.
This matter has been logged under reference number FOI-1920-1165-034993.

 

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Dear Jacob Donaghue,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 29/01/2020.
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Dear Information,

May I request an update at this point?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

 

I understand you were anticipating a response to your freedom of
information request no later than close of play, 26/02/2020.

 

Unfortunately, your request has taken longer than anticipated to process,
and as such the Council is not currently in a position to respond. I have
chased this matter with the relevant service this morning and have asked
them to provide timescales for a full response.

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay.

 

Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson
Junior Legal Assistant

Legal & Governance

Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership
Southampton City Council
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Dear Nikhil,

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

You will have already seen my email addressing the overdue request,
however whilst reviewing the correspondence below, I have noticed that we
have sent you information regarding the wrong request, in our
acknowledgment below.

 

Please accept my apologies for this error and disregard this email. Please
note that the reference for your request is FOI-1920-1165.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Junior Legal Assistant

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

Tel: 023 8083 2129

 

 

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Dear Information,

May I request an update please?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information, Southampton City Council

Thank you for contacting Southampton City Council.

Your enquiry will be passed to the relevant team/officer for action.

If you have made a request for information, you will receive a response
promptly, and within the statutory timeframe for compliance. Once your
request has been logged, you will receive further details of this, and you
may be contacted if we require further information from you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Due to unprecedented challenges facing the Council during the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic, resources are being diverted from service areas, so
that key services can be provided. As such, there may be a delay in
providing you with the information requested within the statutory
timeframe.

The Council is will still process your request promptly, and you will
receive a response as soon as possible. I hope that this is understandable
during this extraordinary period.

If you have any queries, please contact the Council's Corporate Legal Team
on 023 8083 2129.

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Dear Nikhil,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The service area should be in a position to respond to your request
shortly, however I can confirm that we will not be able to provide a
response to your request for details of the value for each provider in
part 2 of your request.

 

Please note that the Council does hold details of the value of these
contracts. However the information is considered to be Commercially
sensitive under S43 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. Unfortunately
the Council is not currently in a position to undertake a public interest
test as required by this exemption. This is due to redeployment of staff
from this service on to the frontline dealing with key services relating
to the Coronavirus(Covid-19) Pandemic.

 

We hope to be able to provide a full response including details of a
public interest test at a later stage, however we are not currently in a
position to confirm when this will be as the pandemic situation is
developing on an hourly basis, and we are unable to confirm when these
staff will be deployed back into their normal roles. We will provide you
an update regarding this matter, once we know more.

 

I can confirm that a response containing details for Q1, the remainder of
Q2 and Q3 should be sent to your shortly. Please accept my apologies for
the further delays.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Information Governance Officer

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

Tel: 023 8083 2129

 

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request referenced FOI-1920-1165.

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information Act request.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

 

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

Further to our recent partial response to your freedom of information
request, I wanted to get in touch to provide an update regarding this
matter.

 

I have been in contact with the service area to obtain an update regarding
their redeployment and they have advised that this remains ongoing.
Unfortunately this means they are still not in a position to attend a
public interest test in regards to the “value” required by question 2 of
your request.  

 

I have agreed to chase this matter on the 28^th April, however it is
likely that this will remain unchanged. The service have confirmed they
will let me know if anything changes in the meantime, and I will be sure
to provide you an update regarding this matter on, or near to the 28^th
April 2020.

 

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused by these delays.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Information Governance Officer

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

023 8083 2129

 

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From: Mulla, Safiya On Behalf Of BSS FOI
Sent: 30 March 2020 14:14
To: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #639763 email]>
Cc: Information <[email address]>
Subject: Children and Families - Fostering and Adoption -
FOI-1920-1165-034993 - FOI Request - Prabhu N - CYP Foster Care contract
details

 

 

Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request referenced FOI-1920-1165.

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information Act request.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

 

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Dear Information,

Thank you for the update Mr. Matterson.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information, Southampton City Council

Thank you for contacting Southampton City Council.

Your enquiry will be passed to the relevant team/officer for action.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Due to unprecedented challenges facing the Council during the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic, resources are being diverted from service areas, so
that key services can be provided. As such, there may be a delay in
providing you with the information requested within the statutory
timeframe.

The Council is will still process your request promptly, and you will
receive a response as soon as possible. I hope that this is understandable
during this extraordinary period.

If you have any queries, please contact the Council's Corporate Legal Team
on 023 8083 2129.

This email is confidential but may have to be disclosed under the Freedom
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Information, Southampton City Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

Further to my email below, I have now chased the service area for an
update regarding the provision of services. They have confirmed that the
relevant service is still redeployed at this time, and that they are still
not in a position to respond regarding this matter.

 

I can confirm that I have placed a reminder to chase this matter for an
update in 2 weeks’ time.  

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the continued delays, though I hope
this is acceptable given the current crisis.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Information Governance Officer

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

Tel: 023 8083 2129

 

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Dear Information,

Thank you so much for the update Mr. Matterson!

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Information, Southampton City Council

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may be contacted if we require further information from you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Due to unprecedented challenges facing the Council during the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic, resources are being diverted from service areas, so
that key services can be provided. As such, there may be a delay in
providing you with the information requested within the statutory
timeframe.

The Council is will still process your request promptly, and you will
receive a response as soon as possible. I hope that this is understandable
during this extraordinary period.

If you have any queries, please contact the Council's Corporate Legal Team
on 023 8083 2129.

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Information, Southampton City Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

Further to my email below, I have now chased the service area for an
update regarding the provision of services. They have confirmed that the
services are beginning to return to normal in some areas, and they hope to
be in a position to finalise the response to your request in a months’
time.

 

However, I’m sorry to say that we cannot make any guarantees due to the
nature of the ever changing circumstances and workloads relating to the
ongoing pandemic.

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the continued delays, though I hope
this is acceptable given the circumstances. I look forward to providing a
further update in a months’ time.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Information Governance Officer

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

Tel: 023 8083 2129

 

 

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request referenced FOI-1920-1165.

 

Please find attached the Council’s full response to your recent Freedom of
Information Act request.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

 

Please ensure all emails go directly to [1][email address]

 

 

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