Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

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Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

Would you kindly be able to tell me:

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the calendar year of 2017?

2. Of the children in Q1, how many were in a group of siblings of two or more (I would like the number of children, not the number of groups)?

3. How many of the children that became 'looked after' in your local authority in 2017 were initially placed in Kinship Care/Connected Persons care?

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently placed following care proceedings:
a) with long term LA foster carers
b) in kinship care foster placements

5.a. How many applications to be a kinship carer did you receive in 2017 in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings?
5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful?

6. How many children in your local authority were made the subject of Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings in 2017?

7. How many of your local authority's current foster carers are prepared and approved to be long term foster carers of sibling groups of:
a) 2
b) 3 or more

Yours faithfully,

Christina Savage

AfC RBWM FOI,

Dear Ms Savage,

FOI180226Savage

Your request for information under FOIA 2000 has been considered.  Please
see response below.

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the
calendar year of 2017?   

Our Response:  50

2. Of the children in Q1, how many were in a group of siblings of two or
more (I would like the number of children, not the number of groups)?   

Our Response:  15

3. How many of the children that became 'looked after' in your local
authority in 2017 were initially placed in Kinship Care/Connected Persons
care?   

Our Response:  8

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings:

a) with long term LA foster carers

Our Response:  11

b) in kinship care foster placements

Our Response:  6

5.a. How many applications to be a kinship carer did you receive in 2017
in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings?

Our Response:  11 kinship applications were received in 2017.

5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful?

Our Response:  3 applications were successful out of the 11. The rest
pulled out of the assessment while these were ongoing.

6. How many children in your local authority were made the subject of
Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings in 2017?

Our response: 6

7.  How many of your local authority's current foster carers are prepared
and approved to be long term foster carers of sibling groups of:

a) 2

b) 3 or more

Our Response:  7a). 2 foster carers are approved as both short and long
term carers for a sibling group of 2.

7b). 3 foster carers are approved as both short and long term carers for a
sibling group of 3.

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