Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Would you kindly be able to tell me:

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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.

 

In order to progress your enquiry officers have asked if you are able to
clarify in relation to Q1, does your enquiry refer to the financial year,
that is would you require 2016/17 information, we can advise that this is
the format for our statutory reporting.  Reporting for the year 17/18 will
be undertaken in June and will be available after this date. 

 

Once in receipt of your clarification we will further progress your
enquiry and we aim to issue a substantive response to your full enquiry
within 20 working days.

 

 

You can reply  to [1][Wirral Borough Council request email] marked for the
attention of the Information Manager.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[2]Tel:0151 691 8397

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Dear Tracy

My query relates to the calendar year of 2017.

Yours sincerely,

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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Christina Savage

 

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Wirral Borough Council can provide the following recorded information in
response to your enquiries:

 

 

 

1              How many children became 'looked after' in your local
authority in 2017?
284                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                

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)?      
169                                                                
                        

                                                                                                                                

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?
80                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                

4              How many looked after children in your local authority are
currently placed following care proceedings (Interim Care Order; Care
Order; Placement
Order):                                                             
                                           

                a) with long term LA Foster
Carers                                                                                                          
102

                b) in kinship care foster
placements                                                                                                       
185

 

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?  377*  Please note the legal status of the
child is not recorded so this number includes all referrals for potential
connected carers (including multiple carers per child) in all situations
including pre-proceedings, S20 and care proceedings.

 

5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful (positive
viability assessment)? 104

 

6             How many children in your local authority were made subject
to Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings in 2017? 39

 

 

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 - 16

b) 3 or more - 28

                                                                                                                               

 

We trust that you find this information of assistance.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[1]Tel:0151 691 8397

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[3]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

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