Looked After Children

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Children and Families Across Borders

Dear Asheldham and Dengie Parish Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in relation to Looked After Children:

• The total number of Looked After Children under your local authority care, where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number of Looked After Children under your local authority care that were subsequently placed outside the United Kingdom between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
• The number and type of placement orders used for placing Looked After Children from your local authority care with family members abroad between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.

Please provide the information electronically.

Research conducted by Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) in 2018 discovered considerable discrepancies in post-placement practices of UK local authorities for children in international kinship placements. Access to this information will support CFAB’s further research into the outcomes of international kinship placements and CFAB’s campaign for clear guidance on the appropriate steps to take when placing children with families abroad.

I understand that under the Act, you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days of receiving this letter. If this is request is unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me and I will be happy to provide further clarification.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Andre Johnsen
Research and Impact
[email address]
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Sarah Sayer, Asheldham and Dengie Parish Council

Dear Mr. Johnsen,
We are a Parish Council and as such do not have anything to do with Looked
After Children this would be to do with Social Services who work out of
Essex County Council Offices.
Kind regards
Sarah
Sarah Sayer, Parish Clerk/RFO for Asheldham and Dengie Parish Council, 16
Buttercup Way, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7RZ. Tel: 07541 685708
On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 13:35:37 BST, Children and Families Across
Borders <[FOI #612353 email]> wrote:
Dear Asheldham and Dengie Parish Council,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information in relation to Looked After Children:
•    The total number of Looked After Children under your local authority
care, where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored
between January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
•    The number of Looked After Children under your local authority care
that were subsequently placed outside the United Kingdom between January
2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
•    The number and type of placement orders used for placing Looked After
Children from your local authority care with family members abroad between
January 2015 and December 2017 inclusive.
Please provide the information electronically.
Research conducted by Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) in 2018
discovered considerable discrepancies in post-placement practices of UK
local authorities for children in international kinship placements. Access
to this information will support CFAB’s further research into the outcomes
of international kinship placements and CFAB’s campaign for clear guidance
on the appropriate steps to take when placing children with families
abroad.
I understand that under the Act, you are required to respond to my request
within 20 working days of receiving this letter. If this is request is
unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me and I will be happy
to provide further clarification.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
Yours faithfully,
Andre Johnsen
Research and Impact
[1][email address]
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB
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