Policies and Procedures / Social Services - Child Adoption

The Advocacy Fund made this Freedom of Information request to Staffordshire County Council

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The Advocacy Fund

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Under the Freedom of information act please can you send to me electronic copies of

A The policies and procedures which relate to social services removing children from the care of their parents.

B The criteria which has to be fulfilled to make a child eligible for being adopted out of a parents care

C What psychological assessments are used on the parents? (or other assessments) and a copy of a blank version.


This FOI is made by the following organisation and not by an individual

This FOI Request is made by the Advocacy Fund which is an organisation and not by an individual.


ICO Section 8 Guidance states:

In the case of a company, it is not necessary to provide the full registered name. It will be acceptable to provide another name which exists as a real entity, such as a trading name.

Also under the guidance an email address is considered sufficient under the DPA for an address.

The Advocacy Fund is the Name of the organisation that is managed by Advocati Massa Ltd (Reg In England), who appoints it officers. Both are Not for Profit Organisations.

Both are real names in law and this FOI request is therefore compliant with the FOI Act and section 8 Guidance.

Please Forward all Responses to our Information Officer

Yours faithfully

Jane Clearly
Information Officer
The Advocacy Fund

Allen, Gemma (L&D), Staffordshire County Council

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Dear Jane Clearly,


Thank you for your request for information.  I sincerely apologise for the
delay in responding.


We have completed the search of our records and please find the
information you have requested attached.


If you have any queries or require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.


In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your
request has been handled by our authority, please write to Philip Jones,
Head of Information Governance, Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping
Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH.


If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been
handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.


Yours sincerely
Gemma Allen
Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place
c/o Wedgwood Building - Block A
Tipping Street, Stafford
ST16 2DH
Tel: 01785 278568
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