In limbo adoptive placements

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Dear Hartlepool 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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Dear Freedom of information,

I submitted the FOI request below on 9.1.17 but as yet have not received a response and would be very grateful if you could email me this information.

Thanks,

Katie Brind

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.

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

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FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

 

 

 

Dear Katie,

Thank you for your request dated 9th January 2017.

 

Please find Hartlepool Borough Council's response attached.

 

 

Question Response
How many of these children have been in placement Numbers suppressed >5
for over 12 but less than 24 months.
  Numbers suppressed >5

How many of these children have been in placement
for over 24 but less than 36 months.
  Numbers suppressed >5

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

 

 

Please note that HBC suppress numbers of 5 or less when we believe that to
release the precise figure could result in a real prospect of an
individual or indivuals being identified.

We rely on section 40 of the act regarding personal information in respect
of this.

 

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Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Kind regards

Leanne Purdy

 

 

 

Leanne Purdy

Legal Assistant

Hartlepool Borough Council

 

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