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Placements

The Placements team identifies placements (such as foster care) for children that come into the care of the council. Our work is directed by the council’s social care teams and our team works closely with all teams across the service in social care. Barnet is a member of the North London Fostering Consortium, where six local authorities work together on appropriate placements for children in local authority care.

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Medical information
  • Equalities information
  • Family/Relationship Information
  • Support Network
  • Information from the Local Authority from where you live and previously lived
  • Other Agencies Involved 
  • Education Information 
  • Health Information  
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information 
  • Housing Information  

Who we share the information with

  • Council Social Care teams for children  
  • Housing Providers (like Barnet Homes)
  • Third sector/Voluntary Agencies i.e.  Independent Fostering Agencies, Residential Providers, Semi-independent provisions and Secure Units
  • Other local authorities through the North London Fostering Consortium

Legislation that applies

Children’s Act 2004

How long we keep your information

75 years from the child’s 18th birthday 

 

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