Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

2 Attachments

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1802050. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 15/02/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
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Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
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If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

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Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[3]Facebook[4]Twitter email 

 

[5]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Christina Savage [mailto:[FOI #464869 email]]
Sent: 15 February 2018 13:40
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Looked after children 2017
[Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1802050

 

We are unable to process your request because clarification is required.

 

Please could you provide clarification around question 5B

By “successful”, do you mean:

1)      Positive Viability Assessment (our Initial Interview)

2)      Child Placed

3)      Approved at Panel

 

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this as a new request.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[1]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[2]Facebook[3]Twitter email 

 

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From: Eilidh.Cook
Sent: 15 February 2018 14:06
To: Christina Savage
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Looked after children 2017
[Scanned]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1802050. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 15/02/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 15/03/2018. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[5]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[6]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[7]Facebook[8]Twitter email 

 

[9]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Christina Savage
[[10]mailto:[FOI #464869 email]]
Sent: 15 February 2018 13:40
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Looked after children 2017
[Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

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Christina Savage

Dear FOI Officer,

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 2016/2017 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 2016/2017 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 2016/2017?
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

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

2 Attachments

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1803014. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 05/03/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 04/04/2018. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[2]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[3]Facebook[4]Twitter email 

 

[5]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Christina Savage [mailto:[FOI #464869 email]]
Sent: 04 March 2018 16:26
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1802050 [Scanned]

 

Dear FOI Officer,

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 2016/2017 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
2016/2017 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 2016/2017?
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

show quoted sections

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

2 Attachments

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1803014

 

We are unable to process your request because clarification is required.

 

Please could you provide clarification around question 5B

By “successful”, do you mean:

1)      Positive Viability Assessment (our Initial Interview)

2)      Child Placed

3)      Approved at Panel

 

The 20 working day timescale for responding to your request is suspended
until we have received further information.

 

Once you have provided clarification the 20 working day timescale will
resume and your request will then be considered and you will receive the
information requested, subject to the application of any exemptions that
might apply.

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

Please note if no response is received within 90 days the request will be
closed. If clarification is provided after this time we will deal with
this as a new request.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[1]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[2]Facebook[3]Twitter email 

 

[4]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Eilidh.Cook
Sent: 05 March 2018 10:31
To: Christina Savage
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1803014.

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1803014. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 05/03/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 04/04/2018. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[5]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[6]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[7]Facebook[8]Twitter email 

 

[9]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Christina Savage
[[10]mailto:[FOI #464869 email]]
Sent: 04 March 2018 16:26
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1802050 [Scanned]

 

Dear FOI Officer,

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 2016/2017 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
2016/2017 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 2016/2017?
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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Christina Savage

Dear Eilidh,

By 'successful' I mean 'Positive Viability Assessment'

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Please note that an anonymised copy of this response may be published in
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This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6th July 2009
onwards. The Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

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Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[4]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[5]Facebook[6]Twitter email 

 

[7]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Christina Savage [mailto:[FOI #464869 email]]
Sent: 16 March 2018 07:51
To: FOI Officer
Subject: RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1803014. [Scanned]

 

Dear Eilidh,

By 'successful' I mean 'Positive Viability Assessment'

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

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