Dear City of York Council,

I would be very grateful if you could provide me with the following information:

a) Your total number of registered foster carers;

b) The number of your registered foster carers who are non-UK EU nationals;

c) The number of your currently fostered children who are non-UK EU nationals;

d) The number of your UK national foster carers who foster outside of the UK, but within the EU.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Cann

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Good afternoon,
 
Further to your freedom of information request, please can you clarify the
request.
 
Can you please confirm is it just the number of actual foster carers or
our connected persons carers as well that you require the request to
cover.
 
I have stopped the clock on the request until we receive clarification
from yourself.
 
 
Kind regards
Donna Smith | Complaints and Feedback Officer.
t: 01904 554145 | e: [1][email address]
 
City of York Council  | Information Governance, Complaints and Feedback
Team
West Offices | Station Rise | York YO1 6GA
[2]www.york.gov.uk | [3]facebook.com/cityofyork | [4]@CityofYork
 
 
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Dear Donna

Thanks for getting back to me. If the connected persons are also registered foster carers then please include them - otherwise not. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Cann

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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* The timescale for responding to requests for personal information under the Data Protection Act (DPA) subject access to records is 40 calendar days. We will contact you promptly if we require further information from you.

* The timescale for responding to requests for a review is up to 15 working days. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
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Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]> (please include your telephone number)

Regards
Customer Feedback Team

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Keeble, Sophie, City of York Council

Dear Robert
 
Please find below the information you requested. I apologise for the delay
in this response.
 
a) Your total number of registered foster carers
118 including mainstream, connected and short breaks foster carer
 
b) The number of your registered foster carers who are non-UK EU
nationals; c) The number of your currently fostered children who are
non-UK EU nationals; d) The number of your UK national foster carers who
foster outside of the UK, but within the EU.
For the three queries above I confirm that we hold the information you are
seeking.  However, we are unable to provide you with this information due
to the low numbers involved and the likelihood that disclosure of this
information would lead to the identification of children and/or young
people and their families.
Information that identifies individuals is classed as their personal data,
which is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act (the FOIA).  Although you have not asked for names,
information is still personal data even if it does not refer to
individuals by name, if that information identifies them or would lead to
their identification when used in conjunction with other available
information.
We can only disclose personal data in response to a FOIA enquiry if it
would be fair, lawful and meet the relevant conditions for processing set
out in the Data Protection Act (the DPA).
In this case, we consider that disclosure would be a breach of the DPA. 
This is because it would be unfair to the individuals concerned and not be
in their reasonable expectations to have their identities divulged into
the public realm in response to this enquiry.  We have also considered any
legitimate interest in disclosure and weighed this up with any potential
detriment to the individuals that disclosure may cause. We have also
considered their fundamental privacy rights afforded to them under the
DPA.  It is our view that individual privacy rights outweigh any
legitimate interest in disclosure in this case. 
 
King Regards.
 
S Keeble.
 
 

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