Vetting

Angela buchanan made this Freedom of Information request to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

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Dear Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland,does a foster carer going into a new relationship have to give details of new partner

Yours faithfully,

Angela

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

Dear Ms Buchanan,

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

 

We refer to your following request.

 

Dear Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland, does a foster carer
going into a new relationship have to give details of new partner

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the 'Act').  You will receive a response
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a
third party.  In some circumstances, the Care Inspectorate may be unable
to meet the 20 working day timescale, however, if this is the case then
you will be informed and given an revised timescale at the earliest
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Governance Team on 01382 207 100.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Stephen Eodanable

Information Governance Team

Care Inspectorate

Tel: 01382 207 100

 

 

 

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Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

Dear Ms Buchanan,

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

 

We refer to the above and to your following request.

 

Dear Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland, does a foster carer
going into a new relationship have to give details of new partner.

 

The Care Inspectorate has a duty to formally advise you that under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Section 17, Notice that
information is not held, we do not hold the information you have requested
in any recorded form. The reason we do not hold the information is because
the Care Inspectorate does not have a specific policy or regulation in
relation to foster care vetting.

 

We are able to confirm, outwith the provisions of FOISA, that the agency
has a duty to ensure that children are protected in foster care and it is
good practice that the agency make arrangements to vet those who come into
regular contact with a child. So if this new partner is residing in the
home and/or has contact with the foster child they should carry out checks
on the individual.

 

I trust this satisfies your request, however if you have any queries
regarding the information which has been provided please do not hesitate
to contact me on 01382 207 100 or email
[1][email address].

 

If you are unhappy with our response then you have a right to a review. If
you wish to instigate a review then you can do this by writing to me at
the following address stating your reason(s) for dissatisfaction. 

Care Inspectorate
Compass House
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee
DD1 4NY

 

or emailing [2][email address]

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The Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
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St Andrews
Fife
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Email: [3][email address]
Telephone: 01334 464611

 

Should you then wish to appeal against the Commissioner’s decision there
is a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law only.

 

Yours sincerely,  

 

Stephen Eodanable

Information Governance Team

Care Inspectorate

Tel: 01382 207 111

 

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