FOI Request - Residential Children's Homes

Request 101000125591

If it is not possible to provide all information within the time limitations of a Freedom of Information request, please provide information on as many criteria as time will allow, prioritising from first to the last of the list below. If this information cannot be provided for the dates specified below, please provide the information for the most recent period the information exists.

1. How many residential children's homes did you have in your local authority area as on 31 December 2012? How many of these are run by:
a) The local authority
b) Private sector
c) A voluntary organisation

2. The total number of looked after children who were placed in a residential children’s home as on 31 December 2012.

3. The total number of looked after children who were placed in residential children’s homes as on 31 December 2012:

a) within your local authority area 

b) under 20 miles outside your local authority 

c) over 20 miles outside your local authority

4. The total number of looked after children who were placed in residential children’s homes as on 31 December 2012 which had an Care Inspectorate inspection report with an overall rating of:

a) Adequate

b) Weak

c) Unsatisfactory

If you do not collect this data, please supply us with the data that you do collect about the Care Inspectorate Inspections ratings of the homes where you have placed children.

5. Between the dates 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012 what was the turnover of permanent care staff (proportion of employees who left expressed as a percentage of total workforce as a percentage) for:
 
a) All residential children’s homes in your local authority
b) Private sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
c) Voluntary sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
 
If you do not have data on each provider, please supply the data that you do have.

6. What proportion of managers as on 31 December 2012 have a NVQ level 4 qualification or above in:
a) All residential children’s homes in your local authority
b) Private sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
c) Voluntary sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
 
If you do not have data on each provider, please supply the data that you do have.
6a) What proportion of care staff as on 31 December 2012 were permanent employees for:
a) All residential children’s homes in your local authority
b) Private sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
c) Voluntary sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
 
6b) What proportion of care staff as on 31 December 2012 were agency employees for:
a) All residential children’s homes in your local authority
b) Private sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
c) Voluntary sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
 
If you do not have data on each provider, please supply the data that you do have.
 
7. What proportion of care staff (permanent and agency) as on 31 December 2012 had an NVQ level 3 in childcare in:
a) all residential children’s homes in your local authority
b) Private sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
c) Voluntary sector residential children’s homes used for placements of children for whom you have responsibility
 
If you do not have data on each provider, please supply the data that you do have.
 
8. On how many occasions were looked after children missing from residential children’s homes for more than 5 hours from 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012:
a) Placed within your local authority
b) Placed outside of your local authority

c) For both a) and b), please indicate how many individual looked after children account for these missing incidents

If you do not collect this data, please supply us with the data that you do collect.
9) How many return interviews were conducted with looked after children who went missing or were absent from a residential care home from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2012.

9a) In how many of these cases was a return interview completed within the required statutory 72 hours.

9b) Please provide a copy of your policy on the completion of return interviews after a missing or absent incident.

If you do not collect this data, please supply us with the data that you do collect.
 
10. How much does a residential care placement cost per child per year (excluding those children with a disability).

Please supply this figure as an average.

Clarification Sought 18-02-2013

Your question 4 asks:

4. The total number of looked after children who were placed in residential children?s homes as on 31 December 2012 which had an Care Inspectorate inspection report with an overall rating of:
a) Adequate
b) Weak
c) Unsatisfactory

The inspection reports do not give an overall rating.  There are four areas for assessment; Quality of Care and Support, Quality of Environment, Quality of Staffing and Quality of Management and Leadership.  Can you please clarify if you are interested in ratings in each of these areas of assessment, or specific ones?

Clarification Response 20-02-2013

Please ignore question 4 and just answer the other questions in full.

Response 01-04-2013

1a) 0

b) 0

c) 4

2) 18

3a) 13

b) 0

c) 5

5a) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

b) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

c) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

6) 100%

b) 100%

c) 100%

6a) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

b) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

c) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

6b) 95%

b) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

c) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

7) Care providers confirm that all staff are either registered with SSSC or working towards this.

8a) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

b) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

c) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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