Looked After Children

Children and Families Across Borders made this Freedom of Information request to Barrow in Furness Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 423 authorities

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Barrow in Furness Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Children and Families Across Borders

Dear Barrow in Furness Borough 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

Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

I have looked into your request for information and must inform you that the Council does not hold the information you require. You will need to contact Cumbria County Council.

I apologise that your request cannot be met but if you have any queries, concerns or any further information needs in the future then please contact me.

If the complaint still cannot be resolved you may contact the Council’s Corporate Services Manager at the address given above.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information

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