Kinship care

Shauna made this Freedom of Information request to Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

How many social service cases, in respect of children, has the Southernn Trust allowed to go to court in the last three years - who were then placed with a family member by the judge?

Can you give me details for Dungannon and Clogher Valley please divided into the years 2013/ 2014/ 2015.

Yours faithfully,

Shauna Corr

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Information Governance Team

By email: whatdotheyknow.com

18th November 2015 Our Ref: 2015/576

Dear Ms Corr

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I acknowledge your request which was received on 17th November 2015 requesting information held by the Trust.

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Southern Health & Social Care Trust
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Yours sincerely

Karen Harrison
Information Governance Officer

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Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corr

 

Please see attached response in respect of your recent FOI request to the
Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

 

Kind regards

 

Karen Harrison

Information Governance Officer

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

 

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Dear Team FOI,

When a residence order is passed, a judge can place a 'looked after' child with a family member.

If you cannot provide the information requested, can you give me the following details please?

1. Please provide the figures for children living in 'kinship care' within the Northern Trust (2012-2015).
2. Of those living in 'kinship care', how many are in receipt of a Kinship Grant?
3. Does the number of children that are registered by Social Services as living in 'kinship care' include both court ordered and non-court ordered placements (e.g. an informal arrangement whereby the family have come to an agreement of the child living with a relative/ or a judge passing a residence order)?

Yours sincerely,
Shauna Corr

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Ms Corr
In respect of the FOI request, I would be grateful if you confirm that you wish to receive this information in respect of the Southern Health & Social Care Trust as your request mentions the Northern Trust.
Kind regards
Janet McKay
Information Governance Officer
Southern Health & Social Care Trust

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Dear Team, Foi,

I apologise, that was an error on my part.

Yes, the Southern Trust please.

Yours sincerely,

Shauna

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corr

Please find attached acknowledgement letter in respect of your recent FOI
request to the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

Kind regards

Janet McKay

Information Governance Officer

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

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Southern Health & Social Care Trust archive all Email (sent & received)
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McKay, Janet, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corr

Please find attached FOI response in respect of your recent request to the
Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

Kind regards

Janet McKay

Information Governance Officer

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

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person or entity to which it is addressed and may be Confidential/Privileged
Information and/or copyright material.

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Southern Health & Social Care Trust archive all Email (sent & received)
for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Trust 'IT Security Policy',
Corporate Governance and to facilitate FOI requests.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust IT Department 028 38613600

Dear McKay, Janet,

Thanks for your response.

When I said kinship care - I meant all children being looked after by kin - not just those that have been placed by social services under kinship foster care.

Can you give me details of the numbers of children in the Trust area being looked after by someone who is not a parent, including those under residency orders for the past three years, separately please?

Yours sincerely,

Shauna

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corr

Please find attached acknowledgement letter in respect of your additional
FOI request to the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

Kind regards

Janet McKay

Information Governance Officer

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

 

 

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person or entity to which it is addressed and may be Confidential/Privileged
Information and/or copyright material.

Any review, transmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of
any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities
other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this in error,
please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust archive all Email (sent & received)
for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Trust 'IT Security Policy',
Corporate Governance and to facilitate FOI requests.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust IT Department 028 38613600

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

2 Attachments

Dear Ms Corr

Please find attached FOI response in respect of your recent request to the
Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

Kind regards

Janet McKay

Information Governance Officer

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

 

 

The Information and the Material transmitted is intended only for the
person or entity to which it is addressed and may be Confidential/Privileged
Information and/or copyright material.

Any review, transmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of
any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities
other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this in error,
please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust archive all Email (sent & received)
for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Trust 'IT Security Policy',
Corporate Governance and to facilitate FOI requests.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust IT Department 028 38613600