Grants to Foster and Adoptive Parents

Avril Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Telford and Wrekin Council

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Dear Telford and Wrekin Council,

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 faithfully,

Avril Williams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

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Dear Ms Williams

 

Please find attached acknowledgement to your request made under the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Regards

 

Sarah Daffern

Information Governance

Telford & Wrekin Council

Telephone : 01952 383112

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Your response to my FOI question is overdue.. It should have arrived by 23rd October.

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Ms Williams

We apologise for the delay in your response, we will aim to get your response to you by the end of this week

Again please accept our apologises for the delay

Regards

Shannon Hinton
Information Governance
Telford & Wrekin Council
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Dear Ms Williams

 

Please find attached response to your request made under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

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Sarah Daffern

Information Governance

Telford & Wrekin Council

Telephone : 01952 383112

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Were either of the grants given to Foster Parents given within the financial year 2013-2014? If so, how much money was involved?

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Dear Freedom of Information,

Please can I have a reply to my follow-up question requesting clarification of your reply to my original question.

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Ms Williams

I am sorry for the delay in getting the additional information you requested back to you. I have been liaising with the service area to get this for you.

I am able to confirm that one of these grants was given in financial year 2013/14 and one was in 2011/12.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide the amount of money involved in either of these grants.

I trust this completes your request.

Regards

Sarah Daffern
Information Governance
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone : 01952 383112
www.telford.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

WHy are you unable to provide me with information about the size of the grant? (2013-2014 grant only).

I have asked relevant question of each one f England and Wales 174 County, County Borough, Metropolitan Borough and Unitary Authority Boroughs - not just yours..

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Dear Freedom of Information,

In respionse to my question about your Council's expenditure on NON-REFUNDABLE GRANTS to Adoptive Parents towards the purchase of bigger cars you said 'we don't give car LOANS'.

Non-refundable grants and loans are different things. Please can you answer the question that I asked.

Yours sincerely,

Avril Williams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Ms Williams

Thank you for your follow up emails.

I can confirm that Telford & Wrekin Council does not provide grants or loans towards the purchase of vehicles. As we specified in our initial response we are unable to provide any information regarding grants provided to adoptive parents as this service is run on behalf of Telford & Wrekin Council by Shropshire Council.

I have again contacted the service area responsible for administering the Disabled Facilities Grant and they have informed me that the in the one case we have cited the total amount received is £3,264.11.

I trust this now completes your request.

Regards

Sarah Daffern
Information Governance
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone : 01952 383112
www.telford.gov.uk

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