FOI Request - Stability for Children in Foster Care

Request 101000353833

Under The Freedom of Information Act 2000 Action for Children would like to find out about stability for children in foster care, are you able to help us to get the data for the below questions?

The data we would like you to look at is for the last financial year, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

1.    How many children were in foster care placements with you during the year?  We are asking for the numbers that you provide foster care to and the numbers of those purchased from independent providers

2.    How many children were brought into care under an emergency placement?  

3.    How many children in your foster care during that year had, we are asking for the numbers that you provide foster care to and the numbers of those purchased from independent providers:

a)    One placement / they remained in the same placement
b)    Two placements
c)    Three placements
d)    Four placements
e)    Five placements
f)     Six placements
g)    Seven placements or more

Response 02-07-2015

1.  Numbers that you provide foster care to - 87

     Numbers of those purchased from independent providers - 17

2.  4

3 (a)  74

   (b)  25

   (c)  2

   (d) N/A

   (e) N/A

   (f)  N/A

   (g) N/A

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