Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Would you be able to tell me:

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the calendar year of 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

North Yorkshire County Council

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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

North Yorkshire County Council

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The information governance team

cypsfoi, North Yorkshire County Council

Dear Christina Savage

 

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Looked After
Children. 
Please see our response below:

 

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the
financial year of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
172

 

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)?

47  (this figure is from the cohort above and only if the sibling/s
was/were also admitted into care during the period 1^st April 2016 to
31^st March 2017)

 

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?
22

 

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings:
as at 28^th February 2018

a) with long term LA foster carers 106

b) in kinship care foster placements 69

 

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?
22 applications for F&F were received between 01/04/16 – 31/03/17

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

Of the 22 applications, 15 were eventually approved and 7 were withdrawn.

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? 12

 

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

We have 51 sets of carers are approved to have 2 or more siblings.  Most
of these have children in placements.

 

 

Kind Regards

_______________________________________

Catherine McGuinness, Leadership Support Officer
on behalf of cypsfoi

 

North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE

e-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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