Number of care leavers in' When I Am Ready' arrangement

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Please tell me, since the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, how many care leavers have entered into a' When I Am Ready' arrangement within your local authority?
Please tell me also, how many care leavers are living on a supported lodgings basis with their former foster carers?

Yours faithfully,

Angela Sandles

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received today, 1st October 2018.

We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide you with a response promptly, and within no more than 20 working days of receipt of a request, which will be on or before 29th October 2018.
   
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Sara Enticott, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good Morning,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence which I
received 1^st October 2018. Your enquiry is being dealt with by Social
Services who will respond as soon as possible. 

 

 

Kind Regards/ Cofion Cynnes

      

Sara Enticott

 

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Good Morning,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence which I
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Services who will respond as soon as possible. 

 

 

Kind Regards/ Cofion Cynnes

      

Sara Enticott

 

Business Support Officer/Swyddog Cymorth Busnes

Policy & Special Projects/Polisi & Prosiectau Arbennig      

Neath Civic Centre/ Canolfan Ddinesig Castell-nedd

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Number of care leavers in' When I Am Ready’ arrangement.

By law the authority should have responded promptly within 20 working days. Please can you answer my request for information?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Angela Sandles

Craig Griffiths, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Ms Sandles

 

Re: Request for Internal Review in relation to FOI Request of the 19^th
April 2018 2018 concerning the use of disposable cups and straws.

 

As you will be aware, from previous correspondence between the Neath Port
Talbot County Borough Council (“the Council”) and yourself, under the
Council’s Freedom of Information Appeal process I am designated by the
Council to consider any requests for internal reviews of any decisions
taken by officers of the Council to refuse to release information which
has been requested by members of the public under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  The appeal or request for a review was sent to me
via email on the 30^th October 2018, having been received by the Council
via email on the same date.

 

In light of the above process, I have now had the opportunity to consider
your application for an internal review of the decision made by the
Council.

 

The purpose of this note is to inform you of the decision which I have
made in respect to your appeal and to indicate to you how I have come to
that decision. In doing so I, will throughout this letter, refer to
background facts and also include the contents of specific pieces of
correspondence passing between yourselves and the Council. It will also
assist any third party public bodies to whom you may wish to disclose this
letter when considering my response.

 

As I understand it, your initial request for disclosure was made on the
1^st October 2018 at 14.25 whereupon you requested the following
information

 

1.       Since the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing
(Wales) Act 2014, how many care leavers have entered into a' When I Am
Ready' arrangement within your local authority?

2.       How many care leavers are living on a supported lodgings basis
with their former foster carers?

 

On the 30^th October 2018, you confirmed you had not received a response
from the Council with the information that you required and requested an
internal review of the Council’s failure to respond.

 

Having considered the above, I would now respond accordingly on these
points for your consideration.

 

Request for information

 

Upon discussing the same with the Councils Social Services Directorate we
can confirm that the Council holds the information requested and sets out
the information below for your consideration.

 

During the financial years of 2015, 2016, and 2017 (a year is from April
1^st to March 31^st (e.g. 2015 = 1^st April 2015 – 31^st March 2016) the
following number of care leavers entered into a “When I am Ready”
arrangement. 

2015-2016 – 0

2016-2017 – 6

2017-2018 – 10

 

The number of care leavers on a supported lodgings basis with their former
foster carers is 0

 

Timescale in responding

 

The Council acknowledges that the response was outside of the twenty
working day period prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
we apologise for the delay here in responding to you.

 

When your email arrived on the 30^th October 2018 requesting an internal
review it came to light that the original request had not been responded
to and steps were put in place to respond in accordance with your
timescale.

 

Conclusion

 

For that reason it would be appropriate for me to uphold your request for
an appeal of the Council’s decision in respect of your Freedom of
Information appeal and provide the information required however I do also
formally acknowledge that the request was not dealt with in the timescales
required and I apologise on behalf of the Council for this.

 

There is a right of appeal against any part of this decision to the
Information Commissioner.  Any appeal should be submitted to the
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Head of Legal Services

 

 

Pennaeth Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol / Head of Legal Services

Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol / Legal Services

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell Nedd Port Talbot / Neath Port Talbot
County Borough Council

Y Ganolfan Ddinesig / Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

 

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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

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