Protecting Human Rights in Care Proceedings.

LS Palmer made this Freedom of Information request to Angus Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Angus Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Angus 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

Dear Angus Council,

I have reworded my question as follows:

1. Since 1 April 2009 how many applications for a an Order to remove the children from their parent's care 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. An Order without consent of the parent
b. An Order with consent of the parent.

3. How many of the applications in question 1 have resulted in:

a. An Order where the children remain with the parent but are supervised by the Local Authority.
b. An Order where the children live in Permanent Foster Care/Care Home
c. An Adoption Order.
d. An Order where the children are permanently placed away from their parents but with blood relatives
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 orders for the children to be adopted without the consent of the parents were made?

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

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

FriedrichM, Angus Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your information request dated 19 January 2011 (received by
the Council that same day) and your subsequent modification dated 20
January 2011 which has been passed to the Council's Social Work & Health
Department for attention.

The Council will respond to your request within 20 working days following
the date of receipt, but we hope to respond to your request at an earlier
date where possible.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307
476246 or email [email address]

Yours faithfully

Martin Friedrich

Martin Friedrich
Paralegal - FOI
Corporate Services Department
Angus Council
Angus House, Orchardbank
Forfar DD8 1AN
Tele: 01307 476246
E-mail: [email address]

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