Looked after children 2017

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

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Dear Hillingdon 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

SCH FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Christina Savage,

I am writing in response to your further clarification to your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 22/02/18

Please Note all FOI requests should be directed to
the foi@[1]hillingdon.gov.uk mailbox in the first instance rather than
individual departments.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 22/03/18 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services 

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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

SCH FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Christina Savage,

I am writing in response to your resubmitted request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, received 05/03/18

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 04/04/18 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services 

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

FOI 6513271

Dear Ms Savage

I am writing in regards to your request for information below.  I note
from our records that the response to your request is due today. 
Unfortunately we are unable today and there will be a slight delay in our
response.  Please accept my apologies for this and we will endeavour to
respond as soon as we are able.

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Bernard Boadu

Technical Assistant

Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)
On 28 February 2018 at 13:11, SCH FOI <[2]sch[Hillingdon Borough Council request email]> wrote:

Dear Christina Savage,

I am writing in response to your further clarification to your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 22/02/18

Please Note all FOI requests should be directed to
the foi@[3]hillingdon.gov.uk mailbox in the first instance rather than
individual departments.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 22/03/18 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be
paid before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services 

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

FOI 6513271

Dear Ms Savage

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

As I understand it you are seeking to know:

 

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

229

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)?

S12 of the FOIA states that a Public Authority is not obliged to respond
to a request for information under S1 of the FOIA where it estimates that
the cost of doing so would 'exceed the appropriate limit'.  The
'appropriate limit', as laid down in the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004 (the
'Regulations'), is £450 which equates to 18 hours work. 

We estimate the cost of searching our records to ascertain whether the
information is held and to collate this information would be over the
"appropriate limit" as laid down in the Regulations and such is exempt
under S12 of the FOIA.

Guidance on making a request under foi may be obtained from
[1]www.ico.org.uk

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?

16

4. How many looked after children in your local authority are currently
placed following care proceedings:
a) with long term LA foster carers

70

b) in kinship care foster placements

2

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

16

(5.a.) applications were successful (positive viability assessment)?

We do not hold that info

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?

16

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

2

b) 3 or more

0

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [2][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bernard Boadu

Technical Assistant

​Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)
On 28 February 2018 at 13:11, SCH FOI <[3]sch[Hillingdon Borough Council request email]> wrote:

Dear Christina Savage,

I am writing in response to your further clarification to your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 22/02/18

Please Note all FOI requests should be directed to
the foi@[4]hillingdon.gov.uk mailbox in the first instance rather than
individual departments.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 22/03/18 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be
paid before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services 

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