Freedom of information response

Looked After Children Placements

Publication date: 
Monday 14 October 2019
Request: 

For 2018/19, please could you provide a monthly breakdown of the following:

1. How many active placements did you have in place for each placement type (e.g. in-house foster carer / in-house residential / external foster carer / external residential)

2.How many placement breakdowns occurred each month (for each placement type)
if data is available, please split this 'breakdown' data between the following age brackets:
under 1
1 - 4 yrs
5 - 9 yrs
10 - 15 yrs
16+
if you can provide any cause / reason for what caused the placement breakdowns, please do so (e.g. placement terminated by the provider due to challenging behaviour)

For 2018/19, please could you provide a monthly breakdown of the following:

3. How many children/young people were successfully placed into each type of placement (e.g. in-house foster carer / in-house residential / external foster carer / external residential)
a. For each placement type, how many of those placements was an emergency placement (i.e. the child/young person required a same day or next day placement)
b. For each placement type, how many of those emergency placements were due to a placement breakdown

For 2018/19, please could you provide details of the following:

6. How many active placements did you have in place in respect of: (i) LAC with an education health and care plan (EHCP), (ii) LAC with special education needs (SEN) but no EHCP, and (iii) any other LAC - i.e. with no SEN and no EHCP.
a. For each of these three categories, how many active placements were part-funded by the NHS (e.g. through 'continuing care' funding)
b. if data is available, what percentage of the placement costs (on average) was funded by the NHS for each of these three categories

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A. 

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Request reference:
FOI 9400