LAC 16-18 Year Olds

Currently waiting for a response from Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

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