Looked after children 2017

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

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Dear Barnsley 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 Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: FOIA/1894

Dear Christina

Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information about looked after children.

Your email request was received on 19 February 2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 19 March 2018.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

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Yours sincerely,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
Customer Services

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, Gateway Plaza, Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 775759
Email: [Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]
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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 Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Christina,

Thank you for your email - the new deadline date for your request is 4 April 2018.

Regards,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, Gateway Plaza, Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 770770

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

Regards,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, Gateway Plaza, Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 770770

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