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Inter-County Fees & Adoption Agency Fees

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David Paul Jenkins

Dear Bridgend County Borough Council,

I would like to request the following information;

1) The total value of Inter-County Fees received by Bridgend Council from other local authorities. Please provide the total value per year during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates to.

2) The total value of Adoption Agency Fees paid by Bridgend Council from third party (external) agencies. Please provide the total value per year during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates to.

3)The total value of Inter-County Fees payed by Bridgend Council to other local authorities. Please provide the total value per year during the period 2010 t0 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates to.

4) The total value of Adoption Agency Fees paid by Bridgend Council to other third (external) agencies. Please provide the total value per year during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates to.

It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided. although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this.

Yours faithfully,

David Paul Jenkins

#SCOTUK - Stolen Children of the UK #ForcedAdoption

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01-6691

 

We acknowledge your request for information received on 4 September 2017. 

 

We are considering your request and you should receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, unless the information is
exempt or we require additional time to consider whether disclosure is in
the public interest in accordance with section 2 of the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

We will try to supply information in electronic format by email, but if
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The Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the
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If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
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let you know. If so you will have to pay the fee before we process and
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If you have any queries or concerns, then please contact me directly. You
can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales

2nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 02920 678400 Fax: 02920 678399

Email: [email address]

Website: https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office

Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol  |  Operational and Partnership
Services

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough
Council

Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473

Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

 

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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Mr Jenkins

I write with reference to your request for information below. The department assisting with the response to your request have asked if you can clarify what you mean when you use the terms "Inter-County Fees" and "Adoption Agency Fees".

I would be grateful if you could clarify this for us please and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473
Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

E-bost / E-Mail [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Rhowch wybod i ni os mai Cymraeg yw eich dewis iaith.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh. Please let us know if your language choice is Welsh.

Dear foi,

Well i would imagine it would speak for itself, but i will try to clarify it for you. Inter-county fees is the fees that are either payed or received by this local authority relating to the adoption of a/of child/ren. Adoption-Agency Fees, again is fees payed or receved by the local authory relating to the adoption of a/of children. Hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

David Paul Jenkins

Dear foi,

Due to a mistake in question 2, please replace with the following

2) The total value of Adoption Agency Fees received by Bridgend Council from third party (external) agencies. Please provide the total value per year during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates to.

Yours sincerely,

David Paul Jenkins

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Jenkins, 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01- 6691

 

We refer to your email dated 5 September 2017  which contained a request
for information as set out in italics below.  Following consideration of
your request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
respond to each point as follows:

 

1)    The total value of Inter-County Fees received by Bridgend Council
from other local authorities. Please provide the total value per year
during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the
value relates to.

Please find attached spreadsheet which provides data from 2012-2015.  The
Authority is unable to locate any records for previous years.

 

2)    The total value of Adoption Agency Fees paid by Bridgend Council
from third party (external) agencies. Please provide the total value per
year during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that
the value relates to.

Please find attached spreadsheet which provides data from 2012-2015.  The
Authority is unable to locate any records for previous years.

 

3)The total value of Inter-County Fees payed by Bridgend Council to other
local authorities. Please provide the total value per year during the
period 2010 t0 2016, along with the number of units that the value relates
to.

Please find attached spreadsheet which provides data from 2012-2015.  The
Authority is unable to locate any records for previous years.

 

4)    The total value of Adoption Agency Fees paid by Bridgend Council to
other third (external) agencies. Please provide the total value per year
during the period 2010 to 2016, along with the number of units that the
value relates to.

Please find attached spreadsheet which provides data from 2012-2015.  The
Authority is unable to locate any records for previous years.

 

I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information.  If you wish to request a review, please write
to:

 

Mr P A Jolley

Corporate Director, Operational and

Partnership Services and Monitoring Officer

Bridgend County Borough Council

Civic Offices,

Angel Street

Bridgend, CF31 4WB

 

within 28 days of the date of this letter.  If you remain dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review, you may seek further recourse by lodging
an appeal with the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales

2^nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Tel:  02920 678400

Fax:  02920 678399

E:mail : [1][email address]

Website:  [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

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Freedom of Information Office

Bridgend County Borough Council

Level 2, Civic Offices

Angel Street

Bridgend

CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643565

Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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