Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough 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

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Our reference: 5764633

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 21
February 2018 concerning how many children became 'looked after' in your
local authority in the calendar year of 2017?

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2000 and we aim to send a response by 21 March 2018.
  
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The FOI Team
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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

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Our reference: 5764633

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 21 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
The FOI Team
[Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email]
 
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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 21 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request, now with Question 5
completed.
 
Yours faithfully
 
The FOI Team
[Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email]
 
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