Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Hartlepool Council

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Dear Hartlepool Council,

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in 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

Dear Hartlepool Council,

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 2016/2017 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 2016/2017 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 2016/2017?
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

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Christina Savage

Dear Hartlepool Council,

Have you been able to collate the requested information?

Yours faithfully,

Christina Savage

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Christina Savage

Afternoon

Have you managed to collate this information yet?

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

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Dear Christina,

 

Further to your request for information, I can advise as follows:-

 

Question Response
1.    How many children became 'looked 127
after' in your local authority in the
financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31
March 2017?
  The department have advised that
they would be unable to answer
2.    Of the children in Q1, how many the request within the costs
were in a group of siblings of two or limit set under s12 of the
more (I would like the number of Freedom of Information Act 2000.
children, not the number of groups)? Section 12 of the Act makes
provision for public authorities
to refuse requests for
information where the cost of
dealing with them would exceed
the appropriate limit, which for
a Local Authority is £450. This
represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the
department holds the information,
locating, retrieving and
extracting the information. The
Department have advised that the
requested information is not held
in a reportable format and would
require a manual trawl of
systems.
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3.    How many of the children that
became 'looked after' in your local
authority in 2016/2017 were initially
placed in Kinship Care/Connected Persons
care?
   

4.    How many looked after children in The department have advised that
your local authority are currently they would be unable to answer
placed following care proceedings: the request within the costs
limit set under s12 of the
  Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Section 12 of the Act makes
a)           with long term LA foster provision for public authorities
carers to refuse requests for
information where the cost of
b)           in kinship care foster dealing with them would exceed
placements the appropriate limit, which for
a Local Authority is £450. This
  represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the
department holds the information,
locating, retrieving and
extracting the information. The
Department have advised that the
requested information is not held
in a reportable format and would
require a manual trawl of
systems.

 
5a How many applications to be a kinship  
carer did you receive in 2016/2017 in
respect of children subject to Care The department have advised that
Proceedings? they would be unable to answer
the request within the costs
  limit set under s12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
5b How many of those (5.a.) applications Section 12 of the Act makes
were successful? provision for public authorities
to refuse requests for
  information where the cost of
dealing with them would exceed
the appropriate limit, which for
a Local Authority is £450. This
represents the estimated cost of
one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the
department holds the information,
locating, retrieving and
extracting the information. The
Department have advised that the
requested information is not held
in a reportable format and would
require a manual trawl of
systems.

 
6.    How many children in your local  
authority were made the subject of
Special Guardianship Order following 7
Care Proceedings in 2016/2017?

 
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
a)  14
b) 3 or more
b)  6
 

 

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