Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Slough Borough Council

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Dear Slough Borough 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

FOI, Slough Borough Council

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_FreedomOfInformation, Slough Borough Council

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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

_FreedomOfInformation, Slough Borough Council

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request
which is receiving attention.

 

_____________________________________________

 

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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_FreedomOfInformation, Slough Borough Council

Dear Christina

 

Please find below the response provided by Slough Childrens Services
Trust.

 

 

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

 
Answer 117 children had a looked after period during the financial
year 01/04/16-31/03/17. Please note that some children have had
more than 1 ‘looked after period’ during the requested date
period. The number listing is the total number of individual.

 

Question 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)?
Answer This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
£450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Question 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?
Answer This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
£450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Question 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
Answer a) This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
Answer b) £450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Question 5 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)?
Answer a) This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
Answer b) £450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Question 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?
Answer This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
£450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Question 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
Answer a) This data is not available in an easily extractable format and
We believe that the cost of investigating the large number of
records required and then extracting any information found  in
order to respond to your request would exceed the threshold of
Answer b) £450 as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  As a
result, we are refusing your request under section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Kind regards, SBC FOI Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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