Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,
Would you kindly be able to tell me the following:
1.a. How many children became looked-after in your local authority in 2016?
1.b. Of the children from 1.a. how many were in a group of siblings of two or more?
1.c. How many of the above children were initially placed in Kinship Care/Family and Friends care/Connected Persons care in 2016?
2. How many looked-after children are currently placed following care proceedings:
a. With long-term local authority foster carers
b. In kinship care foster placements
3.a. How many applications to be a kinship carer did you receive in 2016 in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings?
3.b. Of the above (3.a.), how many applications were the subject of Viability Assessments?
3.c. Of the applications subject of Viability Assessments in 2016, how many were successful and how many were unsuccessful?
4. How many prospective Kinship Carers failed to be approved as family and friends Carers after a full assessment in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively?
5. How many children in your local authority in 2016 have been made the subject of a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) following Care Proceedings?
6. How many foster carers in your local authority are currently prepared for and approved to be long-term foster carers of sibling groups of:
b) 3 or more
Reference: FOI 12677
Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We have passed your request to relevant colleagues who will respond within 20 working days starting the working day after receipt of your request.
Freedom of Information Team
We need some more information from you so that we can finalise your FOI
Please can you clarify if you are referring to connected persons when
using the terminology kinship carer?
As soon as we have this information we will complete your response.
School Appeals and Complaints Officer
Yes, I am talking about 'connected persons' when referring to kinship carers.