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Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

I would like to make a freedom of information request as follows.

1- amount spent in the financial year 2016-2017 on non in house foster placements (to include full cost to agency / voluntary organisations)

2- amount spent in the financial year 2016-2017 on inhouse foster placements.

3- total budget for foster placements 2016-2017

4- total budget for foster placements 2017-2018.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Tams

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received on
18^th August.  We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act
2000 to provide you with a response within 20 working days, which will be
on or before 16^th September, 2017 (taking into account August Bank
Holiday closures).  If we require any clarification or further details, we
will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case, then the
timescale for response specified above may be subject to change.  If you
have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

FOI Team

 

 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni
[1]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s...
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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

 

Dear FOI Team,

Can you please also provide the number of children accommodated within each heading? I would like to see costings per head for in house placements and also non in house placements.

Yours sincerely,

Laura Tams

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

I confirm receipt of your email of today which has been forwarded to the Directorate who received your initial request of the 18th August.
FOI Team

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

With reference to your previous request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOI 139) which is now with the Head of Service for
approval and will be forwarded to you as soon as it’s returned to me, the
additional information you requested on the 7^th September will be dealt
with as a separate request.  Your enquiry is being dealt with by Social
Services officer who will respond with the relevant information as soon as
possible. 

 

Regards

 

Yvonne

 

 

Yvonne Jenkins

Directorate Support Coordinator

Directorate Support Team

Tel: 01639 763035

 
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council/ Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot Tel/ Ffôn: 01639 763035
 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni
[1]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s...
[2]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s...
[3]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s... [4]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s... [5]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s... [6]http://kneath.co.uk/~paul/email_assets/s...

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sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this
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amended.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

 

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Sara Enticott, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Tams,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act,
please see our response below. 

 

1- amount spent in the financial year 2016-2017 on non in house foster
placements (to include full cost to agency / voluntary organisations)
 Ans: £2,924,300

 

2- amount spent in the financial year 2016-2017 on in-house foster
placements.  Ans: £3,390,200 – this includes allowances, discretionary
payments and carer travel expenses

 

3- total budget for foster placements 2016-2017  Ans:  £6,852,240 - this
covers external foster placements and in-house allowances, discretionary
payments and carer travel expenses

 

4- total budget for foster placements 2017-2018.  Ans:  £6,303,620 – this
covers external foster placements and in-house allowances, discretionary
payments and carer travel expenses

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority’s FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority’s Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-

 

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

 

Please be advised that in the event that you decide to appeal to the
Monitoring Officer and are dissatisfied with his response, you are
entitled under the FOI legislation to appeal directly to the Information
Commissioner, whose address is:-

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 4AF

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Yvonne

 

Yvonne Jenkins

Directorate Support Coordinator

Directorate Support Team

Tel: 01639 763035

 
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council/ Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot Tel/ Ffôn: 01639 763035
 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni
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This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the
sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this
email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or
amended.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newi

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7. https://www.youtube.com/user/NeathPortTa...

Sara Enticott, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Ms Tams,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act,
please see our response below. Please accept my sincere apologies for the
oversight in responding to your request.

 

1.       Number of children accommodated in the financial year 2016-2017 -
non in house foster placements?      71.39

 

2.       Number of children accommodated in the financial year 2016-2017 –
in house foster placements?               206.5

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority’s FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority’s Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-

 

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

 

Please be advised that in the event that you decide to appeal to the
Monitoring Officer and are dissatisfied with his response, you are
entitled under the FOI legislation to appeal directly to the Information
Commissioner, whose address is:-

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 4AF

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk.

 

 

Kind Regards/ Cofion Cynnes

      

Sara Enticott

 

Business Support Officer/Swyddog Cymorth Busnes

Policy & Special Projects/Polisi & Prosiectau Arbennig      

Neath Civic Centre/ Canolfan Ddinesig Castell-nedd

Email/ E-bost: [2][email address]

Team Email/ Tîm E-bost: [3][email address]        

Tel/ Ffôn: 01639
763801                                                           

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