Dear Sutton 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

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

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Reference: FOI-216278681
Date of request: 11/06/2020
Title of request: LAC 16-18 Year Olds

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Dear James Steele,

Reference: FOI-216278681
Date of request: 11/06/2020
Title of request: LAC 16-18 Year Olds
Request details:
Dear Sutton 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

SENT ON BEHALF OF MICHAEL TAYLOR

Dear James Steele

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO
- FOI-216278681 

I refer to your request for information received on 11/06/20 concerning
Children in Care. 

Please see our response below in blue text. 

Your request:

1.1 How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care) does
the council currently have?

234

1.2 How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of 12 and
15?

65

1.3 How many of these Looked After Children are aged 16-17?

76

2.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in
semi independent accommodation provided by unregulated private providers.

28

2.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and
the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

3.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in
semi independent accommodation provided by regulated providers.

Nill

3.2 Please provide the names of these regulated providers and the average
cost per child per week to the council per provider?

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

4.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently
accomodate in accommodation provided by unregulated private providers?

Already answered in question 2.1

4.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and
the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

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

46

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

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

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

Already answered previously.

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

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

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

47 

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

We are unable to provide names of Placement Providers or financial data
relating to individual placement providers. 

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Yours sincerely

Michael Taylor
Head of Service - Corporate Parenting,

People Directorate, London Borough of Sutton

Civic Offices,

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Sutton, 

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Yours sincerely,

Customer Care Team

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