Dear South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough 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

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Savage

Your FOI Request was received by South Tyneside Council on the 15th February 2018

I write to confirm that a decision about your request will be made within 20 working days from the date we received your request. Should there be any delays or discrepancies with your request then this will be communicated to you in due course.

If you have any further queries regarding this matter then please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team on [South Tyneside Council request email] or 0191 424 6539 and quote the reference number FOI 18.19252

Regards

Information Governance
South Tyneside 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 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, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Savage
Can I clarify that you no longer wish to receive information related to the calendar year.
Thanks
Information Governance Team
South Tyneside Council

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Christina Savage

Yes, that is correct. You can disregard my earlier request.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

Christina Savage

That's correct - just the 2016/2017 financial year.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Savage

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Savage

Please find attached the Council’s response to your Freedom of Information Request. We apologise for the delay in providing this information

Regards

Information Governance
South Tyneside Council

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