Protecting Human Rights in Care Proceedings.

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LS Palmer (Account suspended)

Dear Bristol City Council,

1. Since 1 April 2009 how many applications for a Care Order have been made by the Local Authority?

2. At the date of replying, how many children are in the care of the Local Authority under:

a. A S31 Order
b. A S20 Order

3. How many of the applications for a Care Order made since 1 April 2009 have resulted in:

a. A Supervision Order
b. A Care Order - Permanent Foster Care/Care Home
c. An Adoption Order.
d. A Special Guardianship Order - placed with family
e. No Order

4. In relation to 3b, 3c and 3d how many of the parents had:

a. Been convicted of a criminal offence against their children
b. Had the benefit of a residential family assessment

5. In relation to 3c how many applications for freeing orders were made?

6. In relation to question 1. how many of the parents had made an official complaint against children's services prior to the commencement of care proceedings?

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

Sue Bone, Bristol City Council

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Dear L S Palmer

Please find letter attached plus one other accompanying document in
response to your recent requests for information.

Kind regards

Sue Bone
Administrator
Performance Team
CYPS
0117 90 37964
(working days Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs)
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>>> LS Palmer <[FOI #58778 email]> 18/01/2011 23:54
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Dear Bristol City Council,

1. Since 1 April 2009 how many applications for a Care Order have
been made by the Local Authority?

2. At the date of replying, how many children are in the care of
the Local Authority under:

a. A S31 Order
b. A S20 Order

3. How many of the applications for a Care Order made since 1 April
2009 have resulted in:

a. A Supervision Order
b. A Care Order - Permanent Foster Care/Care Home
c. An Adoption Order.
d. A Special Guardianship Order - placed with family
e. No Order

4. In relation to 3b, 3c and 3d how many of the parents had:

a. Been convicted of a criminal offence against their children
b. Had the benefit of a residential family assessment

5. In relation to 3c how many applications for freeing orders were
made?

6. In relation to question 1. how many of the parents had made an
official complaint against children's services prior to the
commencement of care proceedings?

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

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Sue Bone, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Palmer

Further to your recent request for information and our response dated 14
February we can advise you further in relation to your question on page 2,
(3 (c)) asking:-

'How many of the applications for a Care Oder made since 1 April 2009 have
resulted in: (c) an Adoption Order':-

Response:- From 1/4/09 to 1/3/11 there were 56 adoptions orders.

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