SECTION 20 orders

Alison Stevens made this Freedom of Information request to Devon County Council

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Dear Devon County Council,

Could you please answer the following questions with regards to this Freedom of Information Request.
1,How many children are currently held on a section 20 order?
2, How many children have been removed off a section 20 order in the last 12 calendar months?
3,Of the children removed from a section 20 order in past 12 calendar months . how many of these children were placed into LA care? ? how many of these cases resulted in children being returned to the care of the Parents?
4, How many children have been placed with an immediate family member such as Grandparents under the kincare clause or a Special Guardianship order in the past 12 calendar months?
5, What is the longest amount of time that a child has been left on a section 20 order without going to Court, ?
please give statistics for the past 3 calender's years?

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens.

Dear Devon County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Devon County Council's handling of my FOI request 'SECTION 20 orders'.
You have not even acknowledged my request.and breached the compliance timescale.
Kind regards Alison Stevens.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Alison Stevens

access to information - mailbox, Devon County Council

Dear Alison

Having checked our records I can confirm that we can find no trace of having received this request.

We will log as a new request and process accordingly.


Information Governance Team
Devon County Council.

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Dear access to information - mailbox,
This freedom of information was delivered on 26th March 2018.
I am requesting an internal review into this breach of compliance time allowed for freedom of information requests.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

Dear access to information - mailbox,

By law, you should have got a response promptly, and normally before the end of 25 April 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Stevens

access to information - mailbox, Devon County Council

Dear Alison


Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request 7387696


I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act dated 26/03/2018.

Please find Devon County Council’s response linked to below :



I hope this information is of assistance to you.Please accept our
apologies for the late response.


Yours sincerely,


Steve Howkins

Senior Information Governance Officer


The Customer Relations & Information Governance Team

Room 120

County Hall

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