Looked after children 2017

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

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Dear Trafford 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

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
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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

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your email. 

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Thank you
Trafford Council

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Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

 

 

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From: Marris, Catherine [[4]mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 23 March 2018 15:55
To: Data Protection
Subject: NSPCC Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

 

Freedom of Information Request from the National Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) regarding Antenatal Education
Providers

To whomever it may concern,

Please can you answer the following questions:

 

1. Do you commission or provide antenatal education classes? – yes or no?
If yes, what is the annual budget for this/these contracts/service
provision?

 

Commission or provide antenatal education classes? Annual budget
   

  

2. Answer only if you commission or provide antenatal education classes:

(a) Do the practitioners delivering the classes use a specific
evidence-based programme/s/model/s? – yes or no?

(i) If yes, which one/s and is it/are they licensed?

(ii) If no, briefly describe the what programme is provided.

(b) Which senior manager/s is/are responsible for the commissioning or
provision of this/these service/s? What is/are their email address/s?

 

Use of specific Programme/s/model/s Is it Name of Email
evidence-based used licenced? senior address
model/programme? manager of senior
manager
         
         
         

 

3. Answer only if you commission the antenatal education classes:

(a) Which organisation provides this/these service/s? What are the
contract start and end dates?

(b) Are the classes commissioned individually as a cost and volume
contract or as part of a block contract?

 

Programme/s/model Name of provider Contract Contract end Cost and volume
used organisation start date date contract or
part of block
contract?
         
         
         

 

4. Here is a list of vulnerabilities/adversities that can impact on the
ability of parents-to-be to engage with antenatal education:

·         those with mental health difficulties

·         those experiencing social isolation or from a socially
marginalised community

·         survivors of domestic abuse

·         those with learning difficulties

·         those with substance use difficulties

·         parents who have had previous children removed into care

·         care leavers

·         teenage parents

·         parents in prison

·         those not speaking English as a first language

·         those with chaotic or transient lifestyles

·         black or minority ethnic communities

·         those with anti-social or offender behaviour

·         asylum seekers

Much of this information is gathered by midwives at booking in
appointments.

4. (a) Do you, or have you in the past, carry/carried out any analysis of
this data, or collected and analysed any data, to determine whether
parents-to-be experiencing any of these difficulties are less likely to
access/engage with antenatal education delivered in your area than those
who do? -yes or no?

4. (b) Do any of the antenatal education classes specifically target
vulnerable parents-to-be? -yes or no? If yes, which ones?

 

Analysis of data? Antenatal education for vulnerable parents-to-be?
   

  

5. (a) Do you commission/provide the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)? - yes
or no?

(i) If yes, what is the annual budget for this contract/service provision?

(ii) If you commission FNP, which organisation provides this/these
service/s? What are the contract start and end dates?

 

Commission/provide Annual Provider Contract Contract end
FNP? budget organisation start date date
         

  

(b) If you do not commission/provide the Family Nurse Partnership, do you
commission/provide any other similar services that target vulnerable
parents-to-be? Briefly describe the services.

 

Commission/provide similar service? Brief description
   

  

 Please provide your answers in an electronic format by filling out and
sending back the tables in the body of this email.

 

Sincerely,

 

Catherine Marris

 

Catherine Marris

Insights Analyst

 

Children’s Services, Development & Delivery

NSPCC Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH

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Christina Savage

Dear Trafford Council

I am not sure this reply was meant for me?

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Savage

Thank you for your email and please accept my apologies. The email was forwarded to yourself inadvertently.

Please delete any copies of this email.

I apologise again for any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards
Information Governance
Legal Services | Trafford Council | Trafford Town Hall | Talbot Road | Stretford | M32 0TH
Email: [Trafford Council request email]

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Jones, Nicola, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Savage.

 

Thank you for your Freedom of information request dated the 5^th March
2018. May I firstly apologise for the delay in providing you with a
response.

 

Please see the Council’s answers to your questions below:

 

1.      How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in
the financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?  = 138

 

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)? 87

 

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? 19

 

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings:

a) with long term LA foster carers  = 100     

b) in kinship care foster placements =71

 

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? The Council can only extract this information
from its electronic systems from November 2016 when the specific feature
on the system went live.  The number of assessment for the period November
16 to March 2017 is 46 assessments

 

5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful (positive
viability assessment)? Nov 16-Mar 17, 9 screened positive

 

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           
           

 

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: (in house
foster carers PR1 U4,5 & 6 and matching considerations) with no
de-registration date

a) 2 - 59

b) 3 or more - 48

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

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Nicola Jones

Integrated Customer Engagement Team Manager

Trafford Council

Trafford Town Hall

Stretford

Manchester

M32 0TH

 

0161 912 1358

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