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Dear Hull City Council,

Could you please inform me about procedures social services are to follow with regards to safeguarding children

if it has been deemed unsafe for a child to return to home address due to out of home threats of violence from anyone other than maternal parents would;

1) parents be moved to safe address with a there children?

2) if the family incur charges that would not normally be used due to being moved about be refunded for example;

A) food?
B) travel?
C) clothes?
D) accommodation?
E) child minding?
F) utensils ?
Please provide a full list of refund eligibilitys!

3) If the parents run short of funds would adequate food, nappies, hygiene product such as towels, nappies, cleaning products be provided?

4) Would it be acceptable if social services was to refuse to provide food, nappies ect,?

5) If food is provided ie: food parcel,
would it be acceptable for social service not to also provide facilities for preparation of adequately meals, ie: cooking facilities and utensils?

6) would the benifits still continue to be paid for the original fixed home address until a complete assessment has been completed, ie: housing benefit, council tax ect?

7) if for safeguiding reasons parents were to be separated due to a local family hostels concerns regarding safety for the children as it is within same city/town, would an out of city/town be Seeked?

8) If previous answer is no; would the social services be allowed to keep the family as a unit were the parents and children can stay together as a unit, but not homed by the council. Ie: a private rental property?

9) If a core group meeting is to be held would child care be provided?

10) if temporary accommodation is provided, would it be acceptable for nothing else to be arranged before that period ends whilst social service would be fully aware assessments would not be completed within time frame provided?

11) if previous answer is Q is no,
period ends and the place that was provided has been booked out resulting in the family becoming homeless! Would another accommodation be provided?

12) previous answer is no,
would the family be left were they were placed without further assistance?

13) If previous answer is no,
would same answer be given if social services had placed the family within another authoritys area ie: yeast/West Yorkshire Councils regions?

14) would social service have a duty to return the family back to the Hull area?

15)If previous answer is no,
would the local authority of hull take responsibility for the childrens safety and health if the family could not provide travel and/or accommodation due to being left were they were?

16) If previous answer is no, please state anything that would be provided? Example: blankets, tents, maps ect?

17) Would it be acceptable for social services to knowingly place children at risk of potential harm?

18) Would it be acceptable for social services To recommend the family to stay within the previous accommodation knowing the period paid for has ended?
example: squatting.

19)Would it be acceptable for Hull city councils authorities to recommend squatting in east/West Yorkshires councils authoritys building?

20) What would happen if a family were to squat in hull city councils authoritys building?

21) Would the above question have a different result if the family were from the local authoritys area compared to a family from another authoritys area?, my request ie: east/west Yorkshire Council authoritys area?

22) With regards to the above 4 Questions,
If the police arrested a family due to another authoritys request to the family would that authority also be arrested for example: conspiracy to commit a crime/offence! As the offence was instigated with recommendation?

23) if a social worker intensionally misrepresented details provided against a family would this be acceptable?

24) if a family request help to ensure safety for there children but not split family up would they be a duty to assist?

25) if a social worker had previously been removed a familys case would that social worker be allowed to work on a different future case with that family?

26) if a complaint is made would it be acceptable for that Worker to knowingly deny that the report made against them?

27) would it be acceptable for social services to request that a familys children were not to return to home address and resulting in children becoming homeless whilst parents were allowed back to the address until assessments regarding safety are completed,
would it be deemed as a voluntary decision to leave address and stay as a family, and/ or would this be accepted as an exceptional circumstance regardless of outcome of assessments being completed or not?

Yours faithfully,
MR MATHEW FOSTER

PS, PLEASE DISPLAY ALL ANSWERS AS REQUESTED IN FULL WHICH INCLUDES AN EXAMPLE AND COULD YOU ALSO INCLUDE ANY LISTS THAT ARE AVAILIBLE, TO ASSIST IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR ANSWER!

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Information Governance, Hull City Council

Dear Mr Foster,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001754/17

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 21/10/2017
which is being processed according to the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to
17/11/2017.  There are some circumstances under which this deadline may be
extended legally but we will inform you as soon as we know if these apply.

 

Questions

 

Could you please inform me about procedures social services are to follow
with regards to safeguarding children

if it has been deemed unsafe for a child to return to home address due to
out of home threats of violence from anyone other than maternal parents
would;

1) parents be moved to safe address with a there children?

2) if the family incur charges that would not normally be used due to
being moved about be refunded for example;

A) food?

B) travel?

C) clothes?

D) accommodation?

E) child minding?

F) utensils ?

Please provide a full list of refund eligibilitys!

3) If the parents run short of funds would adequate food, nappies, hygiene
product such as towels, nappies, cleaning products be provided?

4) Would it be acceptable if social services was  to refuse to provide
food, nappies ect,?

5) If food is provided ie: food parcel,

would it be acceptable for social service not to also provide facilities
for preparation of adequately meals, ie: cooking facilities and utensils?

6) would the benifits still continue to be paid for the original fixed
home address until a complete assessment has been completed,  ie: housing
benefit, council tax ect?

7) if for safeguiding reasons parents were to be separated due to a local
family hostels concerns regarding safety for the children as it is within
same city/town, would an out of city/town be Seeked?

8) If previous answer is no; would the social services be allowed to keep
the family as a unit were the parents and children can stay together as a
unit, but not homed by the council. Ie: a private rental property?

9) If a core group meeting is to be held would child care be provided?

10) if temporary accommodation is provided,  would it be acceptable for
nothing else to be arranged before that period ends whilst social service
would be fully aware assessments would not be completed within time frame
provided?

11) if previous answer is Q is no,

period ends and the place that was provided has been booked out resulting
in the family becoming homeless! Would another accommodation be provided?

12)  previous answer is no,

would the family be left were they were placed without further assistance?

13) If previous answer is no,

would same answer be given if social services had placed the family within
another authoritys area ie: yeast/West Yorkshire Councils regions?

14) would social service have a duty to return the family back to the Hull
area?

15)If previous answer is no,

would the local authority of hull take responsibility for the childrens
safety and health if the family could not provide travel and/or
accommodation due to being left were they were?

16) If previous answer is no, please state anything that would be
provided? Example: blankets, tents, maps ect?

17) Would it be acceptable for social services to knowingly place children
at risk of potential harm?

18) Would it be acceptable for social services To recommend the family to
stay within the previous accommodation knowing the period paid for has
ended?

example: squatting.

19)Would it be acceptable for Hull city councils authorities to recommend
squatting in east/West Yorkshires councils authoritys building?

20) What would happen if a family were to squat in hull city councils
authoritys building?

21) Would the above question have a different result if the family were
from the local authoritys area compared to a family from another
authoritys area?, my request ie: east/west Yorkshire Council authoritys
area?

22) With regards to the above 4 Questions, If the police arrested a family
due to another authoritys request to the family would that authority also
be arrested for  example: conspiracy to commit a crime/offence! As the
offence was instigated with recommendation?

23) if a social worker intensionally misrepresented details provided
against a family would this be acceptable?

24) if a family request help to ensure safety for there children but not
split family up would they be a duty to assist?

25) if a social worker had previously been removed a familys case would
that social worker be allowed to work on a different future case with that
family?

26) if a complaint is made would it be acceptable for that Worker to
knowingly deny that the report made against them?

27) would it be acceptable for social services to request that a familys 
children were not to return to home address and resulting in children
becoming homeless whilst parents were allowed back to the address until
assessments regarding safety are completed,  would it be deemed as a
voluntary decision to leave address and stay as a family,  and/ or would
this be accepted as an exceptional circumstance regardless of outcome of
assessments being completed or not?

PLEASE DISPLAY ALL ANSWERS AS REQUESTED IN FULL WHICH INCLUDES AN EXAMPLE
AND COULD YOU ALSO INCLUDE ANY LISTS THAT ARE AVAILIBLE,  TO ASSIST IN MY
UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR ANSWER!

 

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Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

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information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

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Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

[email address]

 

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Barkworth Jane, Hull City Council

 

 

Dear Mr Foster

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001754/17

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 21/10/2017,
please find our response below. 

 

Could you please inform me about procedures social services are to follow
with regards to safeguarding children

 

if it has been deemed unsafe for a child to return to home address due to
out of home threats of violence from anyone other than maternal parents
would;

 

1) parents be moved to safe address with a there children?

 

2) if the family incur charges that would not normally be used due to
being moved about be refunded for example;

A) food?

B) travel?

C) clothes?

D) accommodation?

E) child minding?

F) utensils ?

Please provide a full list of refund eligibilitys!

 

3) If the parents run short of funds would adequate food, nappies, hygiene
product such as towels, nappies, cleaning products be provided?

 

4) Would it be acceptable if social services was  to refuse to provide
food, nappies ect,?

 

5) If food is provided ie: food parcel, would it be acceptable for social
service not to also provide facilities for preparation of adequately
meals, ie: cooking facilities and utensils?

 

6) would the benifits still continue to be paid for the original fixed
home address until a complete assessment has been completed,  ie: housing
benefit, council tax ect?

 

7) if for safeguiding reasons parents were to be separated due to a local
family hostels concerns regarding safety for the children as it is within
same city/town, would an out of city/town be Seeked?

 

8) If previous answer is no; would the social services be allowed to keep
the family as a unit were the parents and children can stay together as a
unit, but not homed by the council. Ie: a private rental property?

 

9) If a core group meeting is to be held would child care be provided?

 

10) if temporary accommodation is provided, would it be acceptable for
nothing else to be arranged before that period ends whilst social service
would be fully aware assessments would not be completed within time frame
provided?

 

11) if previous answer is Q is no, period ends and the place that was
provided has been booked out resulting in the family becoming homeless!
Would another accommodation be provided?

 

12)  previous answer is no, would the family be left were they were placed
without further assistance?

 

13) If previous answer is no, would same answer be given if social
services had placed the family within another authoritys area ie:
yeast/West Yorkshire Councils regions?

 

14) would social service have a duty to return the family back to the Hull
area?

 

15) If previous answer is no, would the local authority of hull take
responsibility for the childrens safety and health if the family could not
provide travel and/or accommodation due to being left were they were?

 

16) If previous answer is no, please state anything that would be
provided? Example: blankets, tents, maps ect?

 

17) Would it be acceptable for social services to knowingly place children
at risk of potential harm?

 

18) Would it be acceptable for social services To recommend the family to
stay within the previous accommodation knowing the period paid for has
ended?

example: squatting.

 

19) Would it be acceptable for Hull city councils authorities to recommend
squatting in east/West Yorkshires councils authoritys building?

 

20) What would happen if a family were to squat in hull city councils
authoritys building?

 

21) Would the above question have a different result if the family were
from the local authoritys area compared to a family from another
authoritys area?, my request ie: east/west Yorkshire Council authoritys
area?

 

22) With regards to the above 4 Questions, If the police arrested a family
due to another authoritys request to the family would that authority also
be arrested for  example: conspiracy to commit a crime/offence! As the
offence was instigated with recommendation?

 

23) if a social worker intensionally misrepresented details provided
against a family would this be acceptable?

 

24) if a family request help to ensure safety for there children but not
split family up would they be a duty to assist?

 

25) if a social worker had previously been removed a familys case would
that social worker be allowed to work on a different future case with that
family?

 

26) if a complaint is made would it be acceptable for that Worker to
knowingly deny that the report made against them?

 

27) would it be acceptable for social services to request that a familys 
children were not to return to home address and resulting in children
becoming homeless whilst parents were allowed back to the address until
assessments regarding safety are completed,  would it be deemed as a
voluntary decision to leave address and stay as a family,  and/ or would
this be accepted as an exceptional circumstance regardless of outcome of
assessments being completed or not?

 

Our Childrens services department have looked carefully at this request
and believe that the questions appear to arise from a specific family
experience and in many respects have more of the features of a personal
complaint than a request for general information. The response to each of
the questions would require an assessment of the family circumstances at
the time, and there is no yes/no response to these questions as they are
currently written.

 

Under the Children Act 1989, local authorities are required to provide
services for children in need for the purposes of safeguarding and
promoting their welfare. Local authorities undertake assessments of the
needs of individual children under either section 17 or section 47 of the
Act in order to determine what services to provide and action to take. The
purpose of the assessment is to;

o Gather important information about a child and family
o To analyse their needs and/or the nature and level of any risk and
harm being suffered by the child
o To decide whether the child is in need and/or is suffering or likely
to suffer significant harm, and
o To provide support to address those needs to improve the child’s
outcomes to make them safe.

 

Dependent on the assessment of need and risk, the services provided by a
local authority in the exercise of functions conferred on them by the
Children Act 1989 may include providing accommodation and giving
assistance in kind or in cash.

Social work is a regulated profession and all practising social workers
are required to register with the Health & Care Professions Council
(HCPC). Social workers are subject to standards of proficiency and conduct
and any concerns about the practice or conduct of a social work
professional may be considered by the HCPC if their fitness to practice is
impaired. Additionally social workers employed by local authorities are
subject to a code of conduct which sets out the standards of behaviour
expected. Breaches of this code may result in an investigation under the
Council’s disciplinary procedures.

 

May we suggest that you direct your queries to
[1][email address] if you wish to make a complaint
or discuss individual circumstances.

 

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [2][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site: [3]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern: [4]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email: [5][email address]

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.

ICO asks that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you
send to them. 

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[6]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

This information may be subject to copyright. The Freedom of Information
Act does not give you an automatic right to re-use this information in a
way that would infringe copyright, for example, by publishing it or
distributing copies.  You are free to use it for your own purposes
including any non-commercial research or private study or for the purposes
of news reporting.

If you wish to re-use this information and this was not specified in your
initial application please contact us to discuss conditions for re-use. In
most cases we will permit use and re-use in accordance with The Open
Government Licence which can be found at
[7]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Jane Barkworth

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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