Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

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

Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Robert Cann

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - Ref: FOI2018-0143

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which we received on 30^th January 2018, for information held by the
Council. Your request is as follows:

 

Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

 

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.

 

Response

 

a)      Your total number of registered foster carers;

 

We currently have 184 registered foster carers. However, this is a shared
Tri-borough service, so the carers are Tri-borough registered foster
carers.

(The Tri-borough service covers Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
and Westminster).

 

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

 

Zero. We do not have any registered foster carers caring for children
outside of the UK.

 

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;

 

The FoI Act (section 12) specifies a cost limit for complying with a
request for information of £450 (18 hours). From our preliminary
assessment, we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the
appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act
2000. This is because in order to answer your request we would need to
manually review files to retrieve and collate relevant information. We
would need to review 184 files. Using an estimate of 30 minutes work per
file, this task would far exceed the appropriate limit specified.
Therefore, we are refusing your request and this email acts as a refusal
notice.

 

Under section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this response
constitutes a refusal notice in respect of the requested information

 

Complaints

 

I trust this has satisfied your request. Should you be unhappy with the
handling of your request, the Council has an internal complaints process
for handling FOIA complaints. Complaints are reviewed by the Chief
Solicitor and Monitoring Officer or her nominee. A form is available from
our website to lodge your complaint
[1]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
Please contact us if you do not have website access and we can provide you
with a copy of the form. Following this review, should you still be
unhappy with how your information request has been handled, you have a
further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who is responsible
for ensuring compliance with FOIA.  

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Information Management Team

Information Technology 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Email: [2][RBKC request email]

 

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