Help for Low Income Natural Parents

A Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Caerphilly Council,

What help does your Council give Low Income Natural Parents to try to prevent their children being given away to more affluent Foster Parents who are then given substantial non-means-tested Child Maintenance Allowances to provide the children with a standard of living that their own parents couldn't afford to provide them with?

Yours faithfully,

A Williams

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Williams

INFORMATION REQUEST

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Morgan, Karolyn, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear A Williams
Further to your e mail received on 11 November 2010, please find attached
information as requested.
<<Scanned letter providing the information sent 06.12.10.doc>>
Thanks

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