Payments for Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements

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Dear East Renfrewshire Council,

Under FOISA please provide me with the information contained in your records as follows:
1. The Total amount of the tax payers money spent on Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st April 2014 until present date?

Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria, i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal Kinship Carer Agreement?

2. The Total number of children that social work have arranged an Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st April 2014 until present date?

Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria, i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal Kinship Carer Agreement?

3.Please provide me with your full policy and procedure used to ensure that all informal agreements are done so within the confines of the law.

I shall expect your full and frank response within 20 working days or I will be requesting an internal review with a view to getting this request to the Scottish Information Commissioner as quickly as I possibly can.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

*Customer Services, East Renfrewshire Council

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Dear East Renfrewshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of East Renfrewshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Payments for Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements.

Failure to respond: should you require any clarification on this request please do not hesitate to ask.

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Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kerr

*Customer Services, East Renfrewshire Council

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Gomes, Pamela, East Renfrewshire Council

Dear Ms Kerr

Thank you for your FOI request (Ref: 101002079494)

Please find our response below

 

Q1. The Total amount of the tax payers money spent on Informal
Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st April 2014
until present date?
Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on
week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria,
i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal
Kinship Carer Agreement?

A1. Number of Children/Young People on kinship care agreements per year.
We do not have any informal arrangements all children/young people in
kinship are subject to a statutory assessment and approval at panel. 
There are no children in guardianship placements.

 

2014 – 15 = 49

2015 – 16 = 54

2016 – 17 = 49

2017 – 18 = 56

2018 – 19 = 52

 

Q2. The Total number of children that social work have arranged an
Informal Residence/Special Guardian/Kinship Care Agreements since 1st
April 2014 until present date?

Please break this figure down year on year month on month and week on
week.
Please also include the number of types of agreement into your criteria,
i.e. Informal Residence order: Informal Guardianship Order: Informal
Kinship Carer Agreement?

A2. Annual Cost of kinship care agreements per year/month

 

2014-15 = £132,285/11,023

2015-16 = £198,754/16,562

2016-17 = £240,241/20,020

2017-18 = £265,260/22,105

2018-19 = £311,363/25,946

 

Q3. Please provide me with your full policy and procedure used to ensure
that all informal agreements are done so within the confines of the law.

A3. We do not have any informal agreements our procedure applies only to a
statutory assessments and plans.

 

East Renfrewshire Council offers the opportunity to apply to the Council
for a review of how we have dealt with your enquiry.  If you wish to
proceed to review, please apply in writing within 40 working days to:

 

Chief Officer - Legal & Procurement
Council Headquarters

Rouken Glen Road

Giffnock G46 6UG

 

marking your letter ‘Freedom of Information – request for review’ and
stating the exact nature of the matter you wish to be reviewed.

 

The review will be carried out within 20 working days of receipt.  If you
are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to
then appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner who has extensive
powers to investigate such matters.  His address is:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

St Andrews

Fife KY16 9DS

 

 

Regards

 

Pamela Gomes

East Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership
HSCP Headquarters, Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Drumby Crescent,
Clarkston, G76 7HN
0141 451 0500

 

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Dear Gomes, Pamela,

Thank you do much for your help.

Much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kerr

Gomes, Pamela, East Renfrewshire Council

I am out of the office until 08.10.2019 and will respond to you on my
return.  Should you require immediate assistance, please contact Moira
Burns, Marianne Keast or Carol Winser on 0141 451 0746;
[email address];
[email address];
[email address]

 

 

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