Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Would you kindly 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

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Ms Savage

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/7120618

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 22 February 2018.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 22 March 2018

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

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Haringey 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

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Ms Savage

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/7120618

 

I acknowledge your re-submitted request for information received on 05
March 2018.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 04 April 2018

 

Yours sincerely,

  

Feedback and Information Governance

 

Shared Service Centre | Central Team

Haringey Council 

10th Floor, Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TR

 

www.haringey.gov.uk

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Burns Candy, Haringey Borough Council

Response by email

[1][FOI #466629 email]

 

Sent on behalf of Sarah Alexander

Assistant Director, Children’s Social Care & Lead Practitioner

 

Ms Savage

 

Thank you for your FOI request dated 22 February 2018, in which you asked
for information regarding Looked After Children.  My answers are beside
your original questions below.

 

1. How many children became 'looked after' in your local authority in the
calendar year of 2017? - 203

 

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)? - 59

 

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? -14

 

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings:

a) with long term LA foster carers - we don't record if the placement is
long term, currently 277 in foster care

b) in kinship care foster placements - 22

 

5.a. How many applications to be a kinship carer did you receive in 2017
in respect of children subject to Care Proceedings? We are unable to
answer this because some kinship carer assessments are unsuccessful and we
don’t record these.

 

5.b. How many of those (5.a.) applications were successful?  In 2017, 5
applications were successful and that number of kinship carers were
approved. 

 

6. How many children in your local authority were made the subject of
Special Guardianship Order following Care Proceedings in 2017? - 15

 

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 -  We
currently don't classify our foster carers by the length of placement they
offer however we can state that we have the following foster carers
willing to care for sibling groups:   

a) We have 48 carers able to care for 2 siblings

b) We have 19 carers able to care for 3 or more siblings

 

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Regards.

 

Sarah Alexander

Assistant Director, Children’s Social Care & Lead Practitioner

Email :  [3][email address]

Telephone : 020 8489 7061 – PA 3860

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