Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide me with information about looked-after children placed in care in the local authority area by other councils during the past five financial years (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18). For each year, please can you provide a list of councils that have placed children in care in the area and the number of children.
We hold partial information on the number of Other local Authority (OLA) children in placements in the Devon County Council area for the last 5 years. We rely on the OLA’s or the Provider to notify us when children are placed within the Devon area and this does not always happen, and even when we do receive that notification, we do always get confirmation that they have left. Also, it is not possible to easily distinguish between Child protection and Children in Care cases.
Please can you also provide me with information about looked-after children from the local authority area who have been placed in care in other local authority areas during the past five financial years (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18). For each year, please can you provide a list of councils where the children have been placed and the number of children.
The table linked to below shows Other Local Authorities where we have placed Children Looked After for the years 2013-14 through to 2017-18. The symbol * has been used where we hold the information but as disclosure may identify individuals and be in breach of the First Principle of the Data Protection Act we consider it to be exempt under the Freedom of information Act 2000 Section 40(2) Personal Data.