Dear Manchester City Council,

I am writing to respectfully access my rights in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request is as follows:-

1. Please can you provide (in any form) a disclosure of how many 'Looked After Children' your authority was responsible for during the years 2003 - 2008 and again for 2017 and 2018.

2. Please can you provide (in any form) a disclosure of the number of qualified social workers who were employed on or behalf of the authority to work with 'Looked After Children' for the above years. Please do not include unqualified support staff including Fieldwork Support Officers or other designations which do not fall into the category of 'qualified social worker'.

3. How many children's homes currently are run, owned or controlled by the local authority and how many children do these homes accommodate?

4. How many contracts or approved private providers does the local authority currently have working arrangements, contracts or otherwise with in which children who are deemed 'looked after' are sent to be cared for on or behalf of the local authority?

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Jarvis

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Jarvis
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: GAN/BFFFQA
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 27 August 2019.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (24 September 2019) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][MCC request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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CF InfoGov, Manchester City Council

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Dear Ryan Jarvis
Please find attached the Council's response to your request.
  Sean McKendrick 
  Deputy Director, Childrens Services   

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