Looked after children 2017

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

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Christina Savage

Dear Wokingham 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

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Dear Christina Savage

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 9857

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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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Dear Christina

Thank you for your email.

We have updated your request and passed your resubmission request to our
Service Area.

Kind Regards

Pam Chahal
Information Services
Customer Services
Wokingham Borough Council
Shute End, Wokingham
RG40 1BN
 
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Wokingham Borough Council

Dear Christina Savage

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 9857

Thank you for your recent communication, please find detailed below the information in response to your request.

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
- The number of children who became 'looked after' in Wokingham Borough Council authority in the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 was 26.

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)?
- The number of children is 5.

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?
- The number of children was 3.

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently placed following care proceedings:
a) with long term LA foster carers
- The number of children was 14 placed with long term foster carers.

b) in kinship care foster placements
- The number of children 19 (11 of these are placed with parents).

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?
- We received 14 applications to be a kinship carer.

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

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?
- The number of children in our authority made the subject of Special Guardianship Order following care proceedings were 4.

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
- The number of approved current foster carers is 4.

b) 3 or more
- The number of approved current foster carers is 4.

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Pam Chahal
Information Services
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