Looked after children 2017

Christina Savage made this Freedom of Information request to North Somerset Council

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Dear North Somerset 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

North Somerset Council

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Our reference: 1762097

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Dear Ms Savage
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request regarding 'Looked after children', made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Your request has been allocated reference 1762097 and we will respond by
the 20th working day, which is on 27 March 2018.  Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
  
Elsa Heath
Information Governance Assistant
North Somerset Council
Support Services Partnership
Tel: 01934 634609
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk

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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

North Somerset Council

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Information request
Our reference: 1762097

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Dear Ms Savage
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
  
Christine Coomber
Directorate Governance Co-ordinator
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 888 829
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk
 

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