Dear Kent County Council,
Please provide all travel expenses paid for or to foreign potential adoptive parents who have travelled from outside the UK who hope to adopt children.
And supply all records held in connection with foriegn adoptions including the number of children placed for adoption.
Including, which organisations Kent County Council works inconjunction with and in which countries.
Dear Ms Johnston
Thank you for your email
Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 10th August 2011 (20 working days from date of receipt).
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/11/1004 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.
Corporate Access to Information Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team,
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, B48, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 696265, Internal 7000 6265,
Fax: 01622 696075
Dear Ms Johnston
Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
I am pleased to provide the following information in answer to your
There are no expenses paid relating to inward bound children.
Intercountry Adoption April 2010 - April 2011
5 initial visits relating to Nigeria, Colombia, Russia, China and India
1 assessment of change of approval from China to UK
6 assessments linked to Pakistan, Colombia, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone
3 approvals linked to Russia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan
3 placements 1 female child from Sierra Leone and 2 female children from
4 post placement reports for China
6 Annual reviews 5 linked with China and 1 linked with Thailand
The organisations that KCC work with relating to intercountry adoption
Intercountry Adoption Centre - Barnet, London
Intercountry Adoption Section, Darlington, Department for Education
Adoption Agencies Consultants Group in Intercountry Adoption (AACGICA).
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with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/11/1004.
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Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
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Information Commissioner's website
Access to Information Co-ordinator
Information Resilience & Transparency
Business Strategy and Support
Governance & Law
Room 2.71, Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
External: 01622 696692
Internal: 7000 6692
Email: [email address]
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