Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Oxfordshire County Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Oxfordshire 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

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

Joint Commissioning FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

Dear Ms Savage,

 

Thank you for your request of 05 March 2018 in which you asked for
information about looked after children in 2017.

 

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Fagan, Joyce - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Ms Savage,

 

Please see attached two requests, one was submitted on 28^th February and
logged under number 13274 (see the 2^nd attachment) please.

 

The second request was submitted on 5^th March 2018 and says that you
would like to “resubmit” your request. This request has been logged under
number 13304.

 

I just wish to confirm that we have closed down the 1^st request number
13274 and will respond to your request number 13304 on 4^th April 2018.

 

Best wishes,

 

Joyce Fagan

Freedom of Information and Complaints Co-ordinator

Joint Commissioning

 

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Fagan, Joyce - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

Our reference: FOI 13304

 

Dear Ms Savage

 

Thank you for your request of 5^th March 2018, in which you ask for
information about looked after children and Special Guardianship orders.

 

Please find detailed below our response to the questions you have raised:

 

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the
financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?  351

 

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)?  70

 

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? 93

 

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings: those who were looked after on 07/03/18

a) with long term LA foster carers  65

b) in kinship care foster placements 87

 

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?

 

I am sorry but our computer system does not hold this information in a
format where we can report on these categories.

 

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

 

I am sorry but our computer system does not hold this information in a
format where we can report on these categories.

 

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? 19

 

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                 20

b) 3 or more    9

 

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