May 29, 2010

figures that show approx 3 children + are removed per week from staffs ss as they usually do not allow children to remain at home on an ico

Filed under: Secret family courts — nojusticeforparents @ 9:24 pm

Dear Ms Barlow,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for your clarification.

Over the last two years (1st March 2008 to 28th February 2010) there
have been 384 children subject of an interim care order. We cannot
confirm however how many of these were contested as this level of detail
would only be recorded in individual case files and it would take
considerably longer than 18 hours to search for this information which
would exceed the statutory cost ceiling.

Staffordshire’s policy is in-line with the Working Together Safeguarding
Children’s Guidance that children would only be taken away from parents
if it was felt that they would be suffering abuse, neglect and their
welfare was at risk.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your
request has been handled by our authority, please contact Philip Jones,
Head of Information Governance, Information Governance Unit, 1a Bailey
Street, Stafford, ST17 4BG.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been
handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours Sincerely
Gemma Allen
Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Law and Governance Directorate
Staffordshire County Council
1A Bailey Street
ST17 4BG
Telephone: 01785 278568


1 Comment »

  1. My son has not been abused/neglected nor has his welfare been at risk so STAFFORD SS have to give me son back.

    Thats if their ‘policy’ stands up!

    Comment by Sabina Heywood — May 29, 2010 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

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