Looked After Children

Children and Families Across Borders made this Freedom of Information request to Chiltern District Council as part of a batch sent to 423 authorities

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Children and Families Across Borders

Dear Chiltern District 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

chiltern@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Children and Families Across Borders

Reference Number: CFOI/18570
 

Thank you for your information request.  This is to acknowledge receipt of
your request.  A guide to information that is held by Chiltern District
Council is contained within the Councils Publication Scheme via the
following link

[1]http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/FOIpublicatio...

 

The information you have requested may already be available on the
Councils website in our Transparency section, which is available via the
following link

 

[2]https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/transparency

 

The Council will send you a response to your request in due course.

 

Yours sincerely,

Chiltern District Council

 

References

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1. http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/FOIpublicatio...
2. https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/transparency

chiltern@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Children and Families Across Borders
 

Following your request under the provisions of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (FOIA), where you requested information about Freedom of
Information request - Looked After Children, we can advise that
Buckinghamshire County Council holds this information. The County Council
manages highways, libraries, household waste sites, public health, social
care, schools and trading standards.  District Councils manage planning
applications, environmental health, housing benefits, refuse collection,
leisure services and council tax collection. 
 

The requested information therefore is exempt under Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as the information is reasonably
accessible to you elsewhere in the public domain.  Further details may be
found on the following link
[1]https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/care...
If you wish to re-direct your request to Buckinghamshire County Council
then the contact details for the Freedom of Information team can be found
on the following link
[2]https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/coun...
   
 

We hope this answers your questions, but if not, you can contact us with
your query quoting the case reference number provided.  You can also seek
an internal review of your request if you remain unhappy with the
outcome.  Ultimately you can complain to the Information Commissioner
should you remain dissatisfied, having exhausted the authority’s internal
review procedures.  If you would like more information about the role and
work of the Information Commissioner go to the website
[3]https://ico.org.uk/. 
 

Yours Sincerely
Chiltern District Council

References

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1. https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/care...
2. https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/coun...
3. https://ico.org.uk/