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FOI 4362

Childcare and carers

Request

Please could you supply the following information? It is fine to send it by email. The information should be held by your children’s services and social care departments.

1. What support does your local authority offer to grandparents providing informal childcare for their grandchildren?

2. What other support does your local authority offer grandparents, including:

• those who are full time carers for their grandchildren and
• those who have lost contact with their grandchildren

1. INFORMAL CHILDCARING
• Please give details of the sessions specially designed for informal child caring grandparents in Children’s Centres

• Please give details of any outreach or specially designed material for informal child caring grandparents

• Please give information on the number of queries you have from informal child caring grandparents seeking support or information

2. FULL TIME CARERS / KINSHIP CARERS
• Please give details of the sessions specially designed for full time carers/kinship carers grandparents. these should include any developed by your Drug and Alcohol Action Team

• Please give details of any outreach or specially designed material for full time carers/kinship carers grandparents

• Please give information on the number of queries you have from full time carers/kinship carers grandparents seeking support or information

3. LOST CONTACT
Please give information on any support given to grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren, primarily because of family breakdown and family conflict.

Response

In response to your questions I can advise you that the information you require is held by Essex County Council.

Freedom of Information requests for Essex County Council can be sent to:

Your Right to Know
Information Sharing Information Security
Po Box 11
County Hall
Market Road
CM1 1LX

Or

YourRightToKnow@essex.gov.uk