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Freedom of Information Request

Number of Looked After Children placed with family members outside of the United Kingdom

Received: 5 August 2021

1. The total number of Looked After Children under your local authority care, where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored* for each calendar year between January 2018 and December 2020 inclusive.

2. The number of Looked After Children under your local authority care that were placed outside the United Kingdom for each calendar year between January 2018 and December 2020 inclusive.

3. The number and type of placement orders used for placing Looked After Children from your local authority care with family members outside the United Kingdom for each calendar year between January 2018 and December 2020 inclusive.



For the purposes of this request Looked After Children is defined as being subject to

* Section 31 The Children Act 1989;

* Section 38 Children act 1989;

* Section 20 Children Act 1989.



*Please note that by 'where family members outside the United Kingdom were explored', we mean where a family member of a Looked After Child under your local authority care outside the United Kingdom was identified, considered as a possible carer for the child, and steps to assess the family member as a suitable carer for the child were considered. Please include both:

* children where an assessment of a family member outside the UK was considered but not actually carried out; and

* children where an assessment of a family member outside the UK was carried out.



Please provide the information electronically. For ease and clarity, please see the format provided below:



Question. 2018. 2019. 2020. Total.

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Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt and exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download