In limbo adoptive placements

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Dear St Helens 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.

Yours faithfully,

Katie Brind

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

Thanks,

Katie

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.

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Brind

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as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20170222-00076-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

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Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - In limbo
adoptive placements

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, I submitted the FOI request
below on 9.1.17 but have not received a response yet and would be very
grateful if you could email me this information ([email address]).
Thanks, Katie 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.
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St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Thankyou for your request. I can confirm that the only children we have
'in limbo' waiting for adoption are four separate children who are
awaiting adoption assessments being completed on their current foster
carers.

 

Katharine Radclyffe

Service Manager Adoption and Fostering

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