Dear Kent County Council,

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

 

Information request
Our reference: 1299734

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Dear Ms Savage
 
Thank you for your email.
 
Kent County Council are dealing with your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we will
endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 28 March 2018.
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold the information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 
Please quote our reference - 1299734 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 
Yours faithfully  
 
Jemila Dodge
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000416034
[email address]
 
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Christina Savage

I would like to re-submit my request, covering a slightly different period of time namely the financial year and not the calendar year:

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 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 the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 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 the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings?

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

6. How many children in your local authority were made the subject of Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings in the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 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 Sincerely
Christina Savage

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Information request
Our reference: 1299734

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 28 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Kirsty-Leigh Robertson
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000418301
 
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