Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Samantha Kerr

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2019083027000166.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("the Act") / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (`the EIRs') and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's handling of my FOI request 'Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements

Failure to respond

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

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Samantha Kerr

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2019092827000025.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("the Act") / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (`the EIRs') and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Ms Kerr,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2019083027000166)

I refer to your request below and to your request for a review dated 28
September 2019.

I have conducted the review and concluded that you should have received a
response to your original request by 27 September 2019.  You did not
receive a response by that date, and indeed have not yet received a
response, for which I apologise on behalf of the Comhairle.  I have asked
that the infomation be provided to you immediately.

If you are dissatisfied with this review you may, within 6 months, apply
to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish whether your request for
information has been processed in accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You may also request an appeal through
the Commissioner's online appeal service which is available 24/7 and
offers requesters real time help and advice about their appeal -
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain dissatisfied after
the conclusion of an application to the Scottish Information Commissioner
you have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
--
Yours sincerely
Tim Langley
Legal and Procurement Manager
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [3]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

30/08/2019 15:10 - Samantha Kerr wrote:

[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Ms Kerr

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2019083027000166)

I write further to my email below.

The Comhairle has no Residence or Special Guardian Agreements.

Your request also covers Informal Kinship Carer Agreements.  It has been
pointed out to me that the Comhairle has no such informal agreements. 
However, it does have formal kinship carer arrangements, so if you would
like information relating to those, please can you clarify your request.
--
Kind regards
Tim Langley
FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

30/08/2019 15:10 - CNES FOI Team wrote:
Dear Ms Kerr,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [3]2019083027000166)

I refer to your request below and to your request for a review dated 28
September 2019.

I have conducted the review and concluded that you should have received a
response to your original request by 27 September 2019.  You did not
receive a response by that date, and indeed have not yet received a
response, for which I apologise on behalf of the Comhairle.  I have asked
that the infomation be provided to you immediately.

If you are dissatisfied with this review you may, within 6 months, apply
to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish whether your request for
information has been processed in accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You may also request an appeal through
the Commissioner's online appeal service which is available 24/7 and
offers requesters real time help and advice about their appeal -
[4]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain dissatisfied after
the conclusion of an application to the Scottish Information Commissioner
you have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
--
Yours sincerely
Tim Langley
Legal and Procurement Manager
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [5]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

30/08/2019 15:10 - Samantha Kerr wrote:

[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

Yes I would like the information on Kinship carers. I do now understand that there is no informal kinship care recorded information.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kerr

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Finally the penny has dropped!

“ Yes I would like the information on Kinship carers. I do now understand that there is no informal kinship care recorded information.”

Better late than never! 😂

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's handling of my FOI request 'Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements'.

No response to clarification request.

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

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Samantha Kerr

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2020020827000019.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ( the Act ) / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ( the EIRs ) and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Ms Kerr,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2019083027000166)
 
I refer to your request for a review received on 8 February 2020, which
followed your clarified request made on 25 October 2019.

I have conducted the review and concluded that you should have received a
response to your clarified request by 22 November 2019.  You did not
receive a response by that date, and indeed have not yet received a
response, for which I apologise on behalf of the Comhairle.  I have asked
that the infomation be provided to you immediately.

If you are dissatisfied with this review you may, within 6 months, apply
to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish whether your request for
information has been processed in accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You may also request an appeal through
the Commissioner's online appeal service which is available 24/7 and
offers requesters real time help and advice about their appeal -
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain dissatisfied after
the conclusion of an application to the Scottish Information Commissioner
you have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
--
Yours sincerely
Tim Langley
Legal and Procurement Manager
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [3]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

30/08/2019 15:10 - Samantha Kerr wrote:
[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's
handling
of my FOI request 'Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care
Agreements'.

No response to clarification request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

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