Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you let me know the following information

1.1 How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care) does the council currently have?
1.2 How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of 12 and 15?
1.3 How many of these Looked After Children are aged 16-17?

2.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by unregulated private providers.
2.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

3.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by regulated providers.
3.2 Please provide the names of these regulated providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

4.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers?
4.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

5.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers?
5.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

6.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers?
6.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

7.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers?
7.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

Yours faithfully,

James Steele

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Steele

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information enquiry dated 14
June 2020.

 

In order to proceed with your request, please can you define the term
“unregulated private providers”. Ofsted do not regulate semi independent
accommodation provision and Wirral Council is part of Placements North
West for placements of this nature. More information can be obtained from
Placements North West directly.

 

We await your clarification in due course.  Your request will be placed on
hold until we hear further from you.     

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

I refer to semi independent accommodation which as you rightly describe is not regulated by OFSTED.

Yours sincerely,

James Steele

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Steele

Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please see the attached document in response to your enquiry.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Principal Information Management Officer
Wirral Council
Treasury Building
Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Email: [Wirral Borough Council request email]

Visit our website: www.wirral.gov.uk

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Please could you confirm answers to questions onward from 4.2 which were not on your attached sheet

Yours sincerely,

James

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Steele

 

Apologies for the oversight - please see below responses to the remaining
questions 5-7.

 

5.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently
accommodate in accommodation provided by regulated private providers?

Response

NIL. By virtue of becoming a Relevant Young Person under the Children
(Leaving Care), this ends the looked after status and so a young person
with this legal status therefore cannot be accommodated in an
Ofsted-registered children’s home or Independent Fostering Agency.

 

5.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the
average cost per child per week to the council per provider? n/a

 

6.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently
accommodate in accommodation provided by unregulated private providers?

Response

NIL. Children’s Services do not accommodate young people after their 18th
birthday.

 

6.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and
the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? n/a

 

7.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently
accommodate in accommodation provided by regulated private providers?

Response

NIL. Children’s Services do not accommodate young people after their 18th
birthday.

 

7.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the
average cost per child per week to the council per provider? n/a

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Email: [1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

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