Dear Wigan 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

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Brind
I am writing to respond to your freedom of information request recently
received. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

The response to your request is detailed below.
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.  4 Children
* How many of these children have been in placement for over 24 but less
than 36 months.  0
* How many of these children have been in placement for over 36
months.                   0

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Complaints and Information Team
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