Freedom of information response

Accommodating looked after children under 18

Publication date: 
Friday 11 October 2019
Request: 

I. How many looked after children under 18 was the authority responsible for at financial year end, 2018/19?
II. How many of these were accommodated in residential facilities within the authority?
III. How many of these were accommodated in residential facilities outside the authority?
IV. What was the average weekly cost of accommodating these children outside the authority?
V. What was the average weekly cost of accommodating these children inside the authority?
VI. What was the total annual spend on accommodating looked after children in residential facilities, inside and outside the authority?

Response: 

I. 293

II. 0

III. 23 (K2,S1,R1)

IV. In issuing our response the Council has applied S43 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  A commercial interest relates to a person’s ability to successfully participate in a commercial activity, i.e. the purchase and the sale of goods or services. 

V. In issuing our response the Council has applied S43 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  A commercial interest relates to a person’s ability to successfully participate in a commercial activity, i.e. the purchase and the sale of goods or services.

VI. £3,887,113

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Request reference:
FOI 9417