FOI Request - Foster Care Allowance

Request 101000354035

Please could you tell me your 2015-16 weekly foster care allowance, broken down by age group. Please also include weekly payments to former foster carers looking after young people aged 16+/18+ under the aftercare provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2014.

Response 02-07-2015

FOSTERING NETWORK ALLOWANCES
Weekly:
                                 2015/16
Age 0-4 =                 142.85
Age 5-10 =               162.73
Age 11-15 =             202.58
16+ years =               246.44

KINSHIP and ADOPTION ALLOWANCES
Weekly:                  2015/16

Age 0-4   =              83.72
Age 5-10  =            103.89
Age 11-15 =           129.31
16+ years =             167.43

Christmas = 1 x extra week allowance
Birthday    = 1 x extra week allowance
Summer    = 2 x extra week allowance pro-rata

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