Fostercare Services

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please could you provide the following information in regards to
your Fostering services:

• Are fostering providers contracted through a framework agreement?
If not what is in place
• List of current approved providers for Children and Adult
fostering
• Number of current placements with these agencies
• Number of placements with high / complex needs
• Fee breakdown
• Number of placements that have led to adoptions
• Expiry date for current approved provider lists / contracts

Yours faithfully,

AOGrady

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A O Grady

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15 Linton Road
Barking
IG11 8HE

Reference: LBBD/55356
Date: 13^th July 2011

Dear A O Grady

Thank you for your e-mail received on 12 July 2011 requesting information
regarding fostering services in the borough.

I have sent your request to Janet Ryan (Adult & Community Services) in the
Children's Services who will arrange for the information to be provided
to you no later than 09 August 2011.

Whilst it is the Council's policy to provide information wherever
possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These may prevent me from releasing
all or some of the information you have asked for. You will, however be
informed if this is the case and why.

Yours sincerely

Remi Ahmed (Complaint Co-ordinator)

Complaints Officer

Phone: 020 8227 5788
Email: [Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email]
Fax: 020 8227 2471
Mincom: 020 8227 5984

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Dear A O'Grady

Freedom of Information Request LBBD/55356

Please could you provide the following information in regards to

your Fostering services:

o Are fostering providers contracted through a framework agreement?

If not what is in place

o List of current approved providers for Children and Adult

fostering

o Number of current placements with these agencies

o Number of placements with high / complex needs

o Fee breakdown

o Number of placements that have led to adoptions

o Expiry date for current approved provider lists / contracts

Your request has been considered and the information is set out below:-

London Borough Barking and Dagenham currently have no contracts with
agencies.

All of our placements are spot purchased by fostering agencies who are
approved by Pan London and we use the Pan London contract for each
individual placement.

We use the Pan London guidelines for placement costs, but sometimes
negotiate reduced rates depending on how many children we already have
placed with individual agencies.

If you are not satisfied with the way that I have dealt with your request
you can make a complaint by writing to the Corporate Complaints Team, Room
104, Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7HE Alternatively you can
make your complaint on-line at [1]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk or you can
e-mail your complaint to [2][email address].

If you are still not satisfied, after following our Corporate Complaints
procedure, you can take your complaint to the Information Commissioner.
Full details of how to do this will be made available on request.

Janet Ryan | Complaints and Information Team Manager, Members Case
Officer for Children, Adult and Community Services.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room 218 | Barking Town Hall |
Barking | Essex | IG11 7LU

Phone: 020 8227 3636 | Fax: 020 8227 2156

Email: janet.ryan[3]@lbbd.gov.uk | [4]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

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