Special Guardianship Orders (SGO's)

A Bauer made this Freedom of Information request to Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Darlington Borough Council,

How many SGO's have been applied for since Jan 2010?

How many SGOs have been allowed/passed/approved by Darlington Borough Council (DBC) since January 2010?

How much did DBC spend in foster parents allowances/ payments in the last financial year? Not to include payments for holiday and extra activities for the children just the money that was paid as renumeration for care services provided?

How many foster parents went onto...

A, Adopt the child in their care?
B, Long term foster a child they had for over 3 months?
C, Move the child to a different long term foster parent following the final hearing?

How many final hearings have DBC been involved with since Jan 2010?

How many final hearings since Jan 2010 took over 6 months to reach?

How many of these cases resulted in the child/children being returned to their parents?

Would it be fair to assume the granting of SGO's would lessen the financial burden on the local authority? Y/N

How much money since Jan 2010 has DBC spent on external legal representation (barristers/QC's etc) please list all chambers used and a breakdown of how much each chambers got. (the last financial year will do if easier 2009- 2010)

Yours faithfully,

A. Bauer

Yours faithfully,

A Bauer

Susan Reynolds, Darlington Borough Council

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Dear sir/madam

Please find attached a letter acknowledging receipt of your recent request
for information.

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Kind regards

Sue Reynolds
Corporate Information Governance Assistant
Resources Group
Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall
Darlington, DL1 5QT (room 322)
Tel: (01325) 388979, Ext: 2979
[1]www.darlington.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

Following your recent request for information, I have been asked by the
service department to seek clarification on your request.

You asked the following:

How many final hearings have DBC been involved with since Jan 2010?

How many final hearings since Jan 2010 took over 6 months to reach?

How many of these cases resulted in the child/children being returned to
their parents?

How much money since Jan 2010 has DBC spent on external legal
representation (barristers/QC's etc) please list all chambers used
and a breakdown of how much each chambers got. (the last financial year
will do if easier 2009- 2010)

We would like to know:

Are you interested in information on all child care cases or just those
which are subject to special guardianship orders?

We will place your request on hold until we receive this information.

If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Sue Reynolds
Corporate Information Governance Assistant
Resources Group
Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall
Darlington, DL1 5QT (room 322)
Tel: (01325) 388979, Ext: 2979
www.darlington.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

All child care cases please.

Yours sincerely,

A Bauer

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please find attached the Council's response to your recent request for
information.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Officer
Resources Group
Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall
Darlington, DL1 5QT (room 322)
Tel: (01325) 388905, Ext: 2905
E-mail: [1][Darlington Borough Council request email]
[2]www.darlington.gov.uk

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