FOI Request - Stability for Children in Foster Care

Request 101001195246

The data we would like you to look at is for the last financial year, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

1.       How many children were in foster care placements with you during the last financial year (1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016)? NB. This includes children placed with independent fostering agencies, in house, emergency care or any other foster care.

2.       Of the total number of children in foster care, (listed in question 1), how many were brought into foster care under an emergency placement or police protection order?

3.       Of the total number of children in foster care (listed in question 1), how many during 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 had:

a)      One placement/remained in the same placement (this excludes emergency placements and police protection orders)
b)      Two placements (this excludes emergency placements and police protection orders)
c)       Three placements (this excludes emergency placements and police protection orders)
d)      Four placements (this excludes emergency placements  and police protection orders)
e)      Five placements  (this excludes emergency placements and police protection orders)
f)       Six placements  (this excludes emergency placements  and police protection orders)
g)      Seven placements or more  (this excludes emergency placements and police protection orders)

4.       Out of the number of children in care (listed in question 1), what is the main reason a child moves from a foster care placement?
NB. This includes children placed with independent fostering agencies, in house, emergency care or any other foster care.

a)      Planned movement in line with foster child’s care plan
b)      Foster carer resigns or fostering service closes  
c)       Foster carer is no longer approved
d)      An allegation has been made against the foster carer or another child
e)      There is concern about the standards of care
f)       Foster carer requests that the placement ends due to the child’s behaviour
g)      Foster carer requests that the placement ends for other reasons
h)      Child requests that the foster placement ends
i)        The foster placement no longer meets child’s needs
j)        Cost consideration

In relation to question 4, someone within your department will already be collecting this information for the Department of Education but please click here to find extra information and guidance on how to answer the question. [Link is for English schools only]

Clarification Sought 14-06-2016 

Clarification Received 17-06-2016

Response 20-06-2016

1.     118

 

2.      9 Children under CP Orders

 

3.   

a)      92

b)      20

c)       5

d)      1

e)      0

f)       0

g)      0

 

4. a)      Planned movement in line with foster child's care plan - this is the main reason

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