FOI Request - Fostering Services

Request 101000212171

1. Which (if any) external Independent Fostering Agencies have your authority used in the past 12 months?

2. In the 12 months to September 2013 what has been your authority’s total spend, exclusive of VAT, on fostering services with each of these Independent Fostering Agencies?

3. How many children did your authority place with each Independent Fostering Agency over the past 12 months at March 31st 2012 and March 31st 2013?

4. How many foster carers did your authority have registered as of 31st March 2012 and 31st March 2013?

5. How many foster carers did your authority approve and de-register in the 12 months to 31st March 2013?

6. Who is the key contact within your authority for Looked After Children?

Response 04-02-2014

1. Action for Children, Aberlour Child Care Trust, Carevisions Fostering, National Fostering Agency, Core Assets Scotland Ltd and Barnardos Scotland

2. The information you requested can be found here.

3. Action for Children – 31/3/2012 - 3      31/3/2013 - 5

Aberlour Child Care Trust – 2 (for both dates)

Carevisions Fostering – 1 (for both dates)

National Fostering Agency – 6 (for both dates)

Core Assets Scotland - 6 (for both dates)

4. 31/3/2012 - 52     31/3/2013 - 69

5. 2 Fostering households were approved

3 Fostering households withdrew/retired

6. Jennifer Gordon, Corporate Parent & Commissioning Manager

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