FOI Request - Foster Care
1. How much has your council spent on providing fostering/family placements for 'looked after children' in every year since 2007? Please give this figure per child and per week.
2. How much has your council spent on providing residential accommodation for 'looked after children' in every year since 2007? Please give this figure per child and per week.
3. What is the total amount of money spent on looked after children in this council? This includes Kinship Care allowances, foster placements etc.
Please note the figures given below are in £ thousands, therefore Fostering/Family Placements figure for Q1 2020-21 is £2,953,000 etc.
|1. Fostering/Family Placement incl. Kinship||2,953||3,368||3,455||3,684||4,005||3,640|
|2. Total Accommodation Based Services||7079||8777||9612||8984||7916||6868|
|3. Total Amount spent on LAC||10,032||12,145||13,067||12,668||11,921||10,508|
Please note the figures for Q3 will not include the time spent by Area Teams supporting Looked after Children, we are unable to identify these costs separately. Based on the information provided it was not possible to calculate the cost per child, as all children have been included whether they were there for 1 week or all year.