Kinship care

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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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:
a) 2
b) 3 or more

Yours faithfully,

Christina Savage

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Reference: FOI 12677

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Freedom of Information Team

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foi people directorate, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Christina
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.
Many thanks
Mary McCann
School Appeals and Complaints Officer

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Dear Mary

Yes, I am talking about 'connected persons' when referring to kinship carers.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

Dear Mary,

By 'connected persons' I mean a family member or a friend.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

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