I hereby make a Subject Access Request under the Freedom of Information Act:
Here are my questions:
1) I ask for a list of ALL authorised foster care companies who can place children into foster care/care.
2) The amount paid to such companies for the placement of each child.
3) How many children were placed into care during the last 6 years
4) How much was paid to said companies
5) Details of all and any relationships between foster care companies and council officials - ie relatives, friends, business associates.
The information you require is held by Essex County Council.