- How many children in total were adopted in your local authority area in financial years:
a) 2009-10 – 18
b) 2010-11 -16
c) 2011-12 – 18
d) 2012-13 – 30
e) 2013-14 – 42
f) 2014-15 – 61
g) 2015-16 – 44
h) 2016-17 – 49
- How many children in your local authority were adopted by parent/parents from a different ethnic or religious background to the child in financial years:
- We may hold this information but it is not recorded in an easily extractable or reportable format meaning to locate, collate and confirm it would involve the manual examination of hundreds of cases, electronically back to 2014, then manually for the years before that, each one would take a minimum of five minutes, making a total well in excess if the 18 hours specified by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 12 – Cost of Compliance. Therefore this information is exempt.
- How many prospective adopters were rejected because they weren’t an ethnic or religious match with any of the children in the local authority waiting to be adopted? In financial years:
This information is not recorded, therefore we do not hold this information.