Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough 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.
Dear Ms Brind
I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.
Your request was received by this department on 10 January 2017.
A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 07 February 2017.
There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.
Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have arisen.
Information Rights Officer
What do they know My Ref: CC47161
Ms Katie Brind Your Ref:
Dear Ms Brind
Subject: Freedom of Information - Learning and Children - Children and
I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 10 January 2017.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:
There are no children in the care of the local authority that have been
placed with adoptive parents for over a year for whom the adopters have
not submitted an adoption application.
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