Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Could you please answer the following?:

1. How do you monitor attendance and assessment data collection for look after children in your care for both in and out of area?

2. How many students are monitored?

3 Who provides this service for you?

4. What is the contract value per annum?

5. When is the contract due for renewal?


Yours faithfully,

Ruth Davies

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Ruth Davies


Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No 13829


I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 


Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.


Please find the information you requested enclosed. 


You requested:

1.    How do you monitor attendance and assessment data collection for
look after children in your care for both in and out of area?

Answer: We use Welfare Call to collect attendance and assessment data.


2.    How many students are monitored?

Answer: All Looked After Children from 2-18 years if they are in an
educational setting. 


3.    Who provides this service for you?

Answer: Welfare Call


4.    What is the contract value per annum? 

Answer: £11,183.25


5.    When is the contract due for renewal?

Answer: January 2022


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Daniela Hanson
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Support Services
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