Re: Notifications to High Commissions and Embassies of Children in Care
Dear Doncaster Borough Council,
To ask the Local Authority’s Children’s Services Head of Service:
1. What is the Local Authorities policy for notifying High
Commissions and Embassies (their Consular Welfare Sections)
regarding non-UK national children that are?
A. Taken in to Care
B. Being Adopted
2. What is the Local Authorities policy for enabling High
Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare access visits to non-UK
children in its care and prior to adoption?
3. Has the Local Authority sought any legal or other advice from
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding High Commissions
and/or Embassies Consular Welfare visits to non UK children in it’s
4. Has the Local Authority refused any High Commission or Embassy
Consular Welfare visits to non UK children in it’s care and if so
5. By the Local Authority:
How many foreign national children have in the last five years:
A. Been taken into Care
B. Been Adopted
C. What list of counties were they from
By the Local Authority:
6. How many High Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare
Sections in these cases as in 5. A. & B. above were:
B. Were not notified
To High Commissions and Embassies Consular Welfare Sections
7. In the cases of doubt regarding nationality and other
unconfirmed/un verified information such as history what is the
Local Authorities policy regarding enquiring of High Commissions
and Embassies for confirmations that may be available outside of
the UK regarding non UK children in it’s care and prior to
8. What is the Local Authorities Policy regarding non-UK children
in its care or as adopted being able to ensure their right of
access to their non-UK Identity and Nationality once they reach age
16 and should they wish assistance to leave the UK.
PLEASE NOTE FOR CLARITY SAKE:
This FOI is made by the following organisation and not by an
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
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which exists as a real entity, such as a trading name.
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under the DPA for an address.
The Advocacy Fund is the Name of the organisation 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
with the FOI Act and section 8 Guidance.
Responses can be made to either
A. The Advocacy Fund.
B. The Chairman, The Advocacy Fund
Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request dated 13th October 2011 for information.
Your request has been passed to the Children and Young Peoples Services department. They will endeavour to search for any information held to provide you with a response as soon as is possible within 20 working days and in any case by the 10th November 2011. If a time extension is required you will be contacted accordingly.
If you have any queries about this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.
Freedom of Information Team
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Please find attached the Councils response to your Freedom of Information
request dated 13 October 2011.
Commissioning and Performance
Children and Young People's Service