Grants to Foster and Adoptive Parents

Avril Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,

. Non-repayable grants to Foster Parents

a. towards the purchase of bigger cars. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

b. towards the building of house extensions or the
purchase of bigger houses. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

If recipients later cease fostering, are grants
repayable, in full or in part, - or would they be if
this situation hasn't yet arisen?

1. Non-repayable grants to Adoptive Parents

a. towards the purchase of bigger cars. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

b. towards the building of house extensions or the
purchase of bigger houses. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

If after a grant has been received adopted children are
returned to Local Authority care, or are removed, are
grants repayable, in full or in part, - or would they
be if this situation hasn't yet arisen

Yours faithfully,

Avril Williams

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which has been given the above mentioned reference
number. Please quote this on any correspondence regarding your request.

 

Stockport Council will respond to your request within 20 working days from
the date of receipt. If there will be a charge for disbursements e.g.
photocopying in order to provide the information, we will inform you as
soon as possible to see if you wish to proceed; however such charges are
usually waived if they amount to less than £10.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

(Information Governance)

Business Support
Stockport Council
Town Hall
Stockport
SK1 3XE

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Dear FOI Officer,

Sorry - the first part of my FOI got left out. I'm resubmitting the question.-

Please could you state how much your Council spent during the
financial year 2013-2014 on EACH of the following

1. Non-repayable grants to Foster Parents

a. towards the purchase of bigger cars. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

b. towards the building of house extensions or the
purchase of bigger houses. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

If recipients later cease fostering, are grants
repayable, in full or in part, - or would they be if
this situation hasn't yet arisen?

1. Non-repayable grants to Adoptive Parents

a. towards the purchase of bigger cars. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

b. towards the building of house extensions or the
purchase of bigger houses. If more than one
family received a grant please elaborate.

If after a grant has been received adopted children are
returned to Local Authority care, or are removed, are
grants repayable, in full or in part, - or would they
be if this situation hasn't yet arisen

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Dear FOI Officer,

Your reply to my FOI question is long overdue. Could you please rectify the situation I can't find the reference number that your acknowledgement of my question refers to.

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Williams,

 

The last records we have of an Freedom of Information Request submitted by
you was responded to on the 7^th October 2011. Reference number FOI 4804.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Phillipa

 

Phillipa Nazari

CSS Manager-Information Governance/

Deputy SIRO

 

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 4299

[mobile number] (Internal 888301)

Fax: 0161 474 4006

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Dear FOI Officer,

I sent you an FOI question on 15th Septmber 2014

Your ACKNOWLEDGED it on 15th Septmber.

On the 19th September I discovered that the beginning of my question had 'disappeared' - hence I resubmitted the whole question

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Williams

The latest request you have made and which relates to the information provided in the e-mail below has been allocated reference number FOI:19597.

I have checked our records and can tell you that we are still awaiting a response from the appropriate service area. I appreciate this is now overdue and can confirm that we have been following this up with the service to provide a response as soon as possible.

May I also confirm that you are therefore requesting an Internal Review of FOI:19597.

Regards
Jill Barlow
CSS Senior Officer – Information Governance
Stockport Council
Town Hall
Stockport
SK1 3XE

Tel: 0161 474 3319
Fax: 0161 474 4006
http://www.stockport.gov.uk

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Williams

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 19597).

 

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and our response is as follows:

 

This information is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.  We believe that the first principal of the data
protection act would be breached if we provided this data.

We are able to tell you that in respect of the questions you submitted,
the only relevant transaction made by the council for 13/14 financial year
was £16K. We are however unable to provide detail of this spend as we
believe that this could make individuals identifiable.

 

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must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
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If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

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01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jill Barlow

CSS Senior Officer – Information Governance

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 3319

Fax: 0161 474 4006

http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Morning Ms Williams

 

Please accept my sincere apologies in the delay in acknowledging your
request for an internal review.

 

Whilst responding to your request (FOI 19597) I realised that there had
been a misunderstanding relating to the FOI reference number for the
internal review.

I believe I am correct in saying that it is a review of FOI 19597 that you
are requesting.

 

I have therefore passed on all the relevant information for the review to
an independent officer.

 

Although a specific timescale for response is not dictated by legislation,
Stockport Council will strive to respond to your internal review request
promptly.

 

 

Kind regards

Jill Barlow

CSS Senior Officer – Information Governance

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 3319

Fax: 0161 474 4006

http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

National HIV Testing Week which takes place between 22nd and 30th
November. To find out more about the importance of HIV testing visit
www.startswithme.org.uk
 
Confidentiality:- This email, its contents and any attachments are
intended only for the above named. As the email may contain confidential
or legally privileged information, if you are not, or suspect that you are
not, the above named or the person responsible for delivery of the message
to the above named, please delete or destroy the email and any attachments
immediately and inform the sender of the error.

Dear FOI Officer,

Since your original acknowledgement of my FOI questions DIDN'T include a Reference Number I can't answer your question.

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Williams

 

I believe this was the acknowledgement of your request. The FOI number was
recorded in the subject line – see below.

 

Kind regards

Jill Barlow

CSS Senior Officer – Information Governance

Stockport Council

Town Hall

Stockport

SK1 3XE

 

Tel: 0161 474 3319

Fax: 0161 474 4006

http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

 

From: George-John Pullar On Behalf Of FOI Officer
Sent: 15 September 2014 16:42
To: Avril Williams
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FOI 19597: Grants to Foster and Adoptive Parents - Acknowledgment

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which has been given the above mentioned reference
number. Please quote this on any correspondence regarding your request.

 

Stockport Council will respond to your request within 20 working days from
the date of receipt. If there will be a charge for disbursements e.g.
photocopying in order to provide the information, we will inform you as
soon as possible to see if you wish to proceed; however such charges are
usually waived if they amount to less than £10.

 

Kind regards,

 

(Information Governance)

Business Support
Stockport Council
Town Hall
Stockport
SK1 3XE

[1]http://www.stockport.gov.uk

 

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