Dear Leeds City 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

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Mr. Cann

Freedom of information request Ref 20375 : Foster carers

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 30, January 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Nicola Palmer, Information Access Manager, Childrens & Families, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20375 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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IMG.AC.FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Robert Cann


I refer to the above and your request dated 30, January 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request regarding foster carers.


  Information Response
1 Your total 736    - 
number of Households
foster 1190   -
carers Individual
Foster Carers
2 The number We are unable
of your to provide a
registered response to
foster this
carers who question. 
are non-UK There is no
EU category to
nationals record
foster carers
are non-UK EU
nationals as
we expect
this status
for our
foster carers
3 The number Unfortunately
of your I am unable
currently to provide a
fostered response to
children your request
who are as we
non-UK EU estimate that
nationals it would take
us over 18
hours to
retrieve and
locate the
you have
your request
falls above
limit”. This
limit is set
by fees
at £450
(equally 18
hours) for
such as ours
and is
using a rate
of £25 per
hour which is
under the


As a result
under Section
12(1) of the
Freedom of
Act we are
not obliged
to provide
which you
requested. We
are however,
still obliged
under Section
1(a) of the
Act to inform
you whether
or not the
in question
you have
requested is
not held in a
format, so
retrieving it
would involve
case files.
As a result,
we consider
that it would
take over 18
hours to
retrieve and
locate the
specific data

4 The number None
of your UK
carers who
outside of
the UK, but
within the


I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Childrens & Families. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Childrens & Families, Information
Management and Governance, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ or by emailing
[1][email address].


You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:


            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,



            SK9 5AF.


You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [2]


I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.


Kind regards


Althea Brown

Information Access Officer

Information Management & Governance

Digital & Information Service

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 3784257


Telephone: 0113 3784251

Email:  [3][email address]





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