In the last 12 months how many exchanges of letters have DCC dealt with ?
We have interpreted your request to mean each month in 2016, the total was one thousand one hundred and eighty one.
How many of those have required further social work intervention and birth parent support?
Some cases do require further social work intervention and birth parent support but to identify a number would require over eighteen hours of officer time to examine multiple cases in two databases, therefore it is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Cost of Compliance. The number may also potentially identify individuals therefore it would be exempt under Section 40 of the FOIA – Personal Data.