FOI Request - Fostering

Request 101001357007

For each of the last three calendar years (2015, 2014 and 2013) please provide the following information:

1a. The number of applications your local authority received from individuals or couples seeking to join your local authority’s register of approved foster parents.
1b. The number of successful applications from individuals or couples seeking to become foster parents.
1c. The reasons any applications from individuals or couples seeking to become foster parents were rejected.
1d. The total number of households registered as foster carers.

2. The total amount of money (a) allocated for the provision of promoting fostering within your local authority and (b) how much was actually spent on the promotion of fostering within your local authority, for each of the last three years.

3. The number of children currently aged (a) 0-5 years old; (b) 6-10 years old; (c) 11-14 years old; and (d) 15+ years old for whom no foster placement could be provided (excluding children who were subsequently adopted).

Response 06-12-2016

1. a) 2013-7; 2014 - 6; 2015 -6

     b) 2013 - 4; 2014 - 6; 2015 4

     c) 2013 -Lack, of support network x2; lack of time to commit.  2015 - availability

     d) 2013 - 52   2014 - 54   2015 - 55

2. a) £1410

     b) 2013- 0; 2014 - £941; 2015 - 0

3. Providing this information could lead to the identification of individuals due to the low numbers involved. This information is therefore exempt under Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; personal information.

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