Looked After Children

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please could you let me know the following answers:

1. How many Looked After Children (LAC) does the council currently have?
2. How many of these LAC are aged 12-15?
3. How many of these LAC are aged 16 and 17?
4. Of these LAC aged 16 and 17, how many are currently placed in unregulated semi independent accommodation?
5. Please provide the company names of the providers of the semi independent accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17.
6. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of semi independent accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17.
7.How many LAC aged 18 plus does the council currently place in semi independent unregulated accommodation
8. Please provide the names of the providers of the semi independent accommodation to LAC aged 18 plus.
9. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of semi independent accommodation to LAC aged 18 plus.

Yours faithfully,

James Steele

 

Information request
Our reference: 16126465

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Dear Mr Steele
   
Thank you for your email which we received on 1 September 2020.
 
Kent County Council (KCC) acknowledges your request for information, which
we will consider under the relevant legislation (Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004).
 
Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the data
to you as soon as possible but no later than 29 September 2020 (20 working
days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 

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Information request
Our reference: 16126465

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Dear ‎Mr Steele‏
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we are
not certain that we need further details from you in order to identify and
locate the information. Therefore I should be grateful if you would
clarify the following:
 
For q7, 8 and 9, please clarify what is meant by 'LAC aged 18 plus'. Are
you referring to children in KCC care aged 18 plus?  In which case, this
term does not exist.  Children in care are under 18.
Are you instead referring to care leavers?
 
If there is any intention of providing anything of substance for those
questions this needs to go back to the requester for a clarification as
they clearly don't understand what they're asking for. My assumption would
be that they meant Care Leavers. If we don't get a clarification, we would
tell them that the number is 0 as there are no LAC over 18.
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 02/11/2020.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
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Dear Kent County Council,

Yes referring to Care Leavers, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

James