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Adoption archive 2017-2018

Archive has 32 results

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (17 009 308)

    Statement Upheld Adoption 26-Mar-2018

    Summary: Ms X and Ms Y complained about the Council's handling of placement and adoption proceedings in relation to their daughter, C. They also complained about not receiving any financial support for C's adoption. The Council were at fault and has agreed to the recommendations to remedy the injustice caused to the complainants.

  • Plymouth City Council (17 013 507)

    Statement Upheld Adoption 26-Mar-2018

    Summary: There is fault in Plymouth City Council's handling of this complaint about its refusal to agree to a request for investigation at stage 2 of the statutory children's complaints procedure. The Council will make arrangements to consider the complaint at stage 2 of this procedure now.

  • Kent County Council (17 017 606)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Adoption 23-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr J's complaint that the Council removed his child for adoption, because the decision to do this was made by the court, and Mr J made his complaint to the court as part of proceedings.

  • Bristol City Council (17 018 042)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Adoption 20-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman should not investigate Ms J's complaint about lack of support from children's services before the birth of her child. The events she complains of happened too long ago, and it would have been reasonable for Ms J to raise these issues in court.

  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (17 017 348)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Adoption 08-Mar-2018

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr F's complaint about the Council's handling of his early placement adoption, as it is unlikely we could significantly add to the Council's reply.

  • Cumbria County Council (17 007 600)

    Statement Upheld Adoption 07-Mar-2018

    Summary: The ombudsman has found there was some fault by the Council in the way it handled the post-adoption letterbox contact arrangement and the complaint made about it. The Council has agreed to apologise for this fault.

  • London Borough of Bromley (17 005 234)

    Statement Not upheld Adoption 23-Feb-2018

    Summary: I have not found fault in the way the Council calculated the adoption allowances payable for children Mrs X has adopted.

  • Kingston upon Hull City Council (17 016 077)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Adoption 30-Jan-2018

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr F's complaint as it is about the quality of evidence and information the Council's children services team gave a Court.

  • London Borough of Hounslow (16 019 240)

    Statement Upheld Adoption 29-Jan-2018

    Summary: Ms Z complains about the Council's actions in relation to letterbox contact, future adoptions and setting up an ISA for the children. There was some fault in the Council's communications and delays in organising the ISAs although any injustice is limited. The Ombudsman has recommended a remedy.

  • Kingston upon Hull City Council (17 013 193)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Adoption 21-Dec-2017

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mrs G's complaint about children services actions. As the grandparent she is not a suitable person to complain. In addition, the events are more than 12 months old and a Court made the crucial decisions.