Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements

The request was successful.

Dear Moray Council,

Under FOISA please provide me with the information contained in your records as follows:

1. The Total amount of the tax payers money spent on Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st April 2014 until present date?

Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria, i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal Kinship Carer Agreement?

2. The Total number of children that social work have arranged an Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st April 2014 until present date?

Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria, i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal Kinship Carer Agreement?

3.Please provide me with your full policy and procedure used to ensure that all informal agreements are done so within the confines of the law.

I shall expect your full and frank response within 20 working days or I will be requesting an internal review with a view to getting this request to the Scottish Information Commissioner as quickly as I possibly can.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Moray Council

Title: Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements

Reference: 101002270249

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements received 2019-09-03. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In order to co-ordinate your request, I am acting as your central point of contact and can be contacted on the telephone on 01343 562644 or by email at [Moray Council request email]

We have 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we will provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible. Your request and our response will be posted on our disclosure log within the FOI section on our website. No personal information will be included. A copy of our privacy notice can be viewed at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p...

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review within 40 working days its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal within 6 months by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator
01343 563110
The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

Dear Moray Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Moray Council's handling of my FOI request 'Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements'.

Failure to respond, should you require any clarification on the nature of this request, do not hesitate to contact me.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Info, Moray Council

Dear Ms Kerr,

In order to process your request for review, can you please clarify the reason you have asked or it as we have not yet issued a response.

I note that the statutory deadline for a response is today and as we have now collated all information required, this will be issued later this afternoon.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Ward| Information Co-ordinator | Libraries and Information Services
[Moray Council request email] | website | facebook | twitter | newsdesk
01343 563110 | Work pattern: 12-5pm Mon-Fri

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Moray Council

Reference: 101002270249

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request concerning Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements dated 2019-09-03. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The response to your information request can be found on the Council's website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p... (please note that it can take up to 1 hour for the website to update).

We trust this satisfies your information request. It is the council's practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact Alison Morris on 01343 562633 or email [Moray Council request email] quoting the reference number given above.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal within 6 months by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

01343 563110

The Moray Council

[Moray Council request email]

Dear Moray Council,

Can you provide a direct link to the information I have requested, as you have a duty to assist the requester.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Info, Moray Council

Dear Ms Kerr,

Thank you for your e-mail. Please see the LAC manual at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p...

I hope this satisfies your request but should you require any further assistance, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Ward| Information Co-ordinator | Libraries and Information Services
[Moray Council request email] | website | facebook | twitter | newsdesk
01343 563110 | Work pattern: 12-5pm Mon-Fri

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Dear Moray Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Moray Council's handling of my FOI request 'Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements'.

Thank you for the link, this information is very helpful, but you have not supplied the total amounts spent on formal Kinship care orders and the number of children these amounts correlate to since April 2014 until present date.

I would be grateful if you could provide this by return.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Moray Council

Dear Ms Kerr

Review

Reference: 101002301086

Thank you for your request for a review of the decision by the Moray Council concerning FOI 101002270249 - Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements received 2019-10-09. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In order to co-ordinate your request I am acting as your central point of contact and can be contacted on the telephone on 01343 563110 or by email at [Moray Council request email]

We have 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we will respond at an earlier date where possible. Your request and our response will be posted on our disclosure log within the FOI section on our website. No personal information will be included. A copy of our privacy notice can be viewed at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p...

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

The Moray Council

[Moray Council request email]

Moray Council

Dear Ms Kerr

Review

Reference: 101002301086

In order to proceed with your review request we require further clarification.

Your review specified that we had not provided "supplied the total amounts spent on formal Kinship care orders and the number of children these amounts correlate to since April 2014 until present date." Can you please advise whether you are indeed seeking information on 'formal kinship care orders' or if you meant to type 'informal kinship care agreements' as was asked for in your orginal request?

The 20 working days to deal with your request will be suspended until we have received a reply to our request for clarification. If you wish to discuss this matter further please contact Sophie Ward on 01343 563110 or email [Moray Council request email]. If clarification is not received within 40 working days, the request will be closed.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

The Moray Council

[Moray Council request email]

Dear Moray Council,

To assist, the scope of this project has been narrowed to formal kinship care agreements.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

Moray Council

Dear Ms Kerr

Review Reference: 101002301086

Thank you for your review request concerning FOI 101002270249 - Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements dated 2019-10-09. This has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The review panel's decision can be found on the Council's website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p... (please note that it can take up to 1 hour for the website to update).

We trust this satisfies your review request. It is the Council's practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact the Information Co-ordinator on 01343 563110 or email [Moray Council request email] quoting the reference number given above.

Please note that the Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which that would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be re-used for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator

The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

Moray Council

Title: Formal Kinship Care Agreements

Reference: 101002317779

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request Formal Kinship Care Agreements received 2019-10-30. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

To clarify my last e-mail, we have closed your previous request and will respond to the below in due course:

"The total amounts spent on formal Kinship care orders and the number of children these amounts correlate to since April 2014 until present date. "

In order to co-ordinate your request, I am acting as your central point of contact and can be contacted on the telephone on 01343 562644 or by email at [Moray Council request email]

We have 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we will provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible. Your request and our response will be posted on our disclosure log within the FOI section on our website. No personal information will be included. A copy of our privacy notice can be viewed at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p...

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review within 40 working days its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal within 6 months by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator
01343 563110
The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

Moray Council

Reference: 101002317779

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request concerning Formal Kinship Care Agreements dated 2019-10-30. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The response to your information request can be found on the Council's website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p... (please note that it can take up to 1 hour for the website to update).

We trust this satisfies your information request. It is the council's practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact Alison Morris on 01343 562633 or email [Moray Council request email] quoting the reference number given above.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal within 6 months by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

01343 563110

The Moray Council

[Moray Council request email]