FOI Request - Foster Care Placements Cost - Out of Area

Request 101000317185

Cost of Out of Authority Placements for Young People
1. The total cost of out of authority foster care placements (foster care placements out with your local authority area) by your local authority in each of the last five years.

2. The total cost of out of authority residential care placements (residential care placements out with your local authority area) – excluding residential school placements – for young people aged 18 and under by your local authority area in each of the last five years.

3. The total cost of out of authority residential school placements (residential school placements out with your local authority area) for young people aged 18 and under by your local authority in each of the last five years.

4. The total cost of out of authority residential placements for children with complex need and learning disabilities (residential placements for complex needs learning disabilities placements out with your local authority area) for young people aged 18 and under by your local authority in each of the last five years.

5. The total cost of out of authority residential placements for secure care (secure care placements out with your local authority area) for young people aged 18 and under by your local authority in each of the last five years.

6. The total cost of out of authority specialist placements – excluding foster, residential, residential schools, residential placement for complex needs learning disability, and secure care for young people aged 18 and under – by your local authority area in each of the last five years.

7. The total cost of all forms of out of authority placements (placements out with your local authority area) of looked after children and young people by your local authority in each of the last five years.

Response 19-02-2015

1.  Foster Care Placements     2013/2014                 £531,673

                                              2012/2013                £ 443,138

                                              2011/2012                 £248,305

 

2.  Residential Care Placements       2013/2014                 £668,259

                                                       2012/2013                 £570,426

                                                       2011/2012                 £365,425

 

3.  Residential School Placements    2013/2014                 £1,598,294

                                                       2012/2013                 £1,923,689

                                                       2011/2012                 £1,976,664

 

4.  Complex Need & Learning Disability Placements        2013/2014     £886,627

                                                                                       2012/2013     £646,838

                                                                                       2011/2012     £635,189

 

5.  Secure Care Placements                                            2013/2014                 £1,274,810

                                                                                      2012/2013                 £1 094,510

                                                                                      2011/2012                 £   462,489

 

6.  Specialist Placements                                                2013/2014                 £106,169

                                                                                     2012/2013                 £120,616

                                                                                     2011/2012                 £  61,575

 

7.  Total Cost Out of Area Placements                         2013/2014                  £5,065,832

                                                                                    2012/2013                 £4,799,218

                                                                                    2011/2012                 £3,749,648

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