FOI Request Foster Carers Allowances

Request 101001562390

1) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.

2) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for foster carers (NB this is different to allowances for the child). Please include:
i) Details of the levels/bands for carers and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
ii) The number of foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

3) Please could you tell me your weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

4) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for former foster carers looking after young people in 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements. Please include:
i) Details of the levels/bands and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
ii) The number of former foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

Response 14-08-2017

1. Age 0-4                 142.86

Age 5-10              162.73

Age 11-15            202.58

16+ years             246.44

 

2) 

i) Level 1                  £85.11

Level 2                  £141.85

Level 3                  £198.62

Level 4 (intensive fostering scheme) £439.67

 

ii)             Level 1                  8

                Level 2                  24

                Level 3                  16

                Level 4                  8

3) As yet we have no young people in continuing care.  We will have three by the end of 2017 from foster care placements.  Fees and allowances will remain as they were in the fostering placement with adjustments to the allowances made as a young person's level of earning changes.

 

4) See question 3

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