Dear Bradford City Council,

I am undertaking research about children who are placed for adoption by local authorities for whom adoption applications are not made within a year of the child being placed with the prospective adoptive parents.

If there are any children in the care of your local authority that have been placed with prospective adoptive parents for over a year for whom the adopters have not submitted an adoption application please can you let me know

How many of these children have been in placement for over 12 but less than 24 months.
How many of these children have been in placement for over 24 but less than 36 months.
How many of these children have been in placement for over 36 months.

Yours faithfully,

Katie Brind

Childrens - FOI, Bradford City Council

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From: Katie Brind [[2]mailto:[FOI #379466 email]]
Sent: 31 December 2016 17:49
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - In limbo adoptive placements

 

Dear Bradford City Council,

 

I am undertaking research about children who are placed for adoption by
local authorities for whom adoption applications are not made within a
year of the child being placed with the prospective adoptive parents.

 

If there are any children in the care of your local authority that have
been placed with prospective adoptive parents for over a year for whom the
adopters have not submitted an adoption application please can you let me
know

 

How many of these children have been in placement for over 12 but less
than 24 months.

How many of these children have been in placement for over 24 but less
than 36 months.

How many of these children have been in placement for over 36 months.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Katie Brind

 

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Valerie Allan, Bradford City Council

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Dear Ms Brind

 

Reference no: FOI- Jan 03

 

I refer to your request dated 31^st December 2016 under the Freedom Of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:

 

If there are any children in the care of your local authority that have
been placed with prospective adoptive parents for over a year for whom the
adopters have not submitted an adoption application please can you let me
know

 

How many of these children have been in placement for over 12 but less
than 24 months.

How many of these children have been in placement for over 24 but less
than 36 months.

How many of these children have been in placement for over 36 months.

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

The number of children in placement for over 12 but less than 24 months.
NONE

 

The number of children in placement for over 24 but less than 36 months.
LESS THAN FIVE

 

The number of children in placement for over 36 months. NONE

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, if you are not
satisfied with the reply to your request you can ask for a review. A
request for a review must be submitted within 40 working days by
contacting [1][Bradford City Council request email] or by writing Information Governance
Team, Bradford Metropolitan District, 1st Floor, Britannia House, Hall
Ings, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HX.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
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Regards.

 

Valerie Allan

PA to Jim Hopkinson

Deputy Director (Children’s Social Care)

 

Tel : 01274 432904 

1^ST Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

Department of Children's Services 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

 

Aiming High for Children

 

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