Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City 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

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Reference: FOI 12971

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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 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?
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 people directorate, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

 

Dear Christina,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information, under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Questions Answers
1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local 784
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 568
of groups)?
3. How many of the children that became 'looked after' in your
local authority in 2016/2017 were initially placed in Kinship 86
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 2
b) in kinship care foster placements 56
5.a. How many applications to be a kinship carer did you receive 116
in 2016/2017 in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings?
5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful? 38
6. How many children in your local authority were made the
subject of Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings 75
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 46
b) 3 or more 6

 

 

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