Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Oldham 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

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information; this request has been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As such, your request may take up to 20 working days to be processed and has been passed on to an appropriate officer.

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with the provisions of that Act.

Should you have any queries, please contact: [Oldham Council request email]

Yours faithfully,

Information Manager

Information Management Team
Corporate & Commercial Services
Oldham Council
Level 11
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham OL1 1UL

[email address]

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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

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information; this request has been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As such, your request may take up to 20 working days to be processed and has been passed on to an appropriate officer.

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with the provisions of that Act.

Should you have any queries, please contact: [Oldham Council request email]

Yours faithfully,

Information Manager

Information Management Team
Corporate & Commercial Services
Oldham Council
Level 11
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham OL1 1UL

[email address]

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Jill Beaumont, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Please find responses to your questions raised through FOI

 

1: 208

2: 115

3: 14

4a: 236
4b: 81

5a: 153
5b: 45

6: 12

7a: n/a
7b: n/a

 

Jill Beaumont

Director of Childrens Social Care and Early Help

Civic Centre

West Street

Oldham

OL1 1UG*

Tel - 0161 770 4778

Mob - 07703 750743

Email - [1][email address]

 

*Please note: For satellite navigation purposes the postcode is OL1 1NL.

 

Visiting the Civic Centre by Metrolink?  The nearest stop is Oldham King
Street (2-3 minutes walk).

 

 

*Please note: For satellite navigation purposes the postcode is OL1 1NL

 

Visiting the Civic Centre by Metrolink? The nearest stop is Oldham King
Street (2-3 minutes walk)

 

 

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