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Policy and Procedures for Adoption Reunions

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Shannon McLaughlin

Dear Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I wish to make an foi request for information regarding policy and procedure of adoption reunions , effective from September 2001. In particular, please provide the following:

1/ The official procedures followed when a Mother and/or Father approaches social services wishing to trace and locate their child.
2/ The procedures followed to prepare the parents and family (siblings for example), for reunion.
3/ The procedures followed to prepare the adopted person for reunion with their family.
4/Procedures followed to prepare the adoptive family for the reunion of their adoptive child with their natural family.
5/ Procedures followed by the Western Trust when adoption reunion presents with issues, during reunion.
6/ The average time frame from when a parent(s) traces their child, and is subsequently reunited with them.
7/ Information on support services, counselling etc offered to parents, families (siblings), and adopted persons, and adoptive parents.
8/ Statistics on the number of adoption reunions carried out within the Western Trust from 2001 to present.
9/ Statistics on successful and unsuccessful adoption reunions within the Western Trust from 2001 to present.

Please acknowledge receipt of this foi request, and provide a timeframe within which I can expect a full reply.

Yours faithfully,
Amber

FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms McLaughlin / Amber

We acknowledge receipt of your information request (below) which was sent to the Western Health and Social Care Trust.  Our reference number for this request is listed in the subject line of this email and should be quoted in any future communications about this request.

We can advise that your request will be processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which provides a right of access to relevant information held by the Trust in recorded format at the time the request is received. The Act allows 20 working days to gather available information and respond to an FOI request.

We will forward your information request to the relevant department(s) for consideration and will contact you as soon as possible with a Trust response.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Amber

I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request below which was received by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on 13th January 2020. Please see attached a Trust response to your request.

Regards

Freedom of Information Office
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Email: [Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]

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