Looked After Children Stats for 2015 2016

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Dear Bristol City Council,

I'm Looking as part of a study programme for myself details of all children in your area that are looked after children for the years 2015 to 2016 both years included to todays date or the end of the year
Why and how long they have been looked after children and finally why do the children go out of the area and what areas do you send them too.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Peacher

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You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 22/12/2016

Your request number is CRN00095993

Our reply to your request is:  

 
 
 

2015 calendar 2016 calendar
    year year to 23 Dec
2016
Total CLA in year (includes children who 1020 979
left care in year)
Abuse or neglect 644 622
Child’s disability 32 27
Parental Disability or 37 26
illness
Need code* Family in acute stress 95 105
Family dysfunction 155 129
Socially unacceptable 14 13
behaviour
Absent parenting 43 57
Length of time minimum 1 day 1 day
CLA maximum 18 years 18 years
average 3 years 3 years

 
*Need code provided as closest available data to answer why a child
is looked after.
 
Locations of out of county placements:
Bath and North East Somerset
Berkshire
Birmingham
Blackpool
Cheshire
Cornwall
Derby
Devon
Dorchester
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
London
Merseyside
Middlesex
Newcastle
Newham
North Somerset
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Sheffield
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
Surrey
Trowbridge
Tyne & Wear
Wales
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
York
 
Children are placed out of area for a number of reasons:
 

* Bristol is a geographically small area with near neighbours so
placing in adjacent authorities can be closer to a child’s home
community than a placement on the other side of city.
* Placing at a distance may be part of a plan to manage the child
or young person’s vulnerability, for example to protect a child
or young person from sexual exploitation.
* Children placed further afield tend to be placed in specialist
foster or other placements, for example residential special
schools or children’s homes with integrated education and
therapy.
* For a smaller number, children have been placed at distance as
placement finding locally has proved difficult and a good match
has arisen outside of the City, for example long-term placements
for larger sibling groups.
* For an even smaller number, placement out of Bristol is as a
result of moving with their foster family to a new home.

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"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 22/12/2016

Your request number is CRN00095993

Our reply to your request is:  

 
 
 

2015 calendar 2016 calendar
    year year to 23 Dec
2016
Total CLA in year (includes children who 1020 979
left care in year)
Abuse or neglect 644 622
Child’s disability 32 27
Parental Disability or 37 26
illness
Need code* Family in acute stress 95 105
Family dysfunction 155 129
Socially unacceptable 14 13
behaviour
Absent parenting 43 57
Length of time minimum 1 day 1 day
CLA maximum 18 years 18 years
average 3 years 3 years

 
*Need code provided as closest available data to answer why a child
is looked after.
 
Locations of out of county placements:
Bath and North East Somerset
Berkshire
Birmingham
Blackpool
Cheshire
Cornwall
Derby
Devon
Dorchester
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
London
Merseyside
Middlesex
Newcastle
Newham
North Somerset
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Sheffield
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
Surrey
Trowbridge
Tyne & Wear
Wales
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
York
 
Children are placed out of area for a number of reasons:
 

* Bristol is a geographically small area with near neighbours so
placing in adjacent authorities can be closer to a child’s home
community than a placement on the other side of city.
* Placing at a distance may be part of a plan to manage the child
or young person’s vulnerability, for example to protect a child
or young person from sexual exploitation.
* Children placed further afield tend to be placed in specialist
foster or other placements, for example residential special
schools or children’s homes with integrated education and
therapy.
* For a smaller number, children have been placed at distance as
placement finding locally has proved difficult and a good match
has arisen outside of the City, for example long-term placements
for larger sibling groups.
* For an even smaller number, placement out of Bristol is as a
result of moving with their foster family to a new home.

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal
against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office
website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

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Thanks

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