Emergency Duty Team Foster Carers weekly rates / models

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

I would like some information around Emergency Duty Team foster carers in your authority. Please could you offer any details regarding the following questions:

1. What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?
2. How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?
3. Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Beth

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

4 Atodiad

Dear Beth

 

Reference number: FOI/CSF/07/21/21188

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the 14^th July 2021 requesting the
following information:

 

I would like some information around Emergency Duty Team foster carers in
your authority. Please could you offer any details regarding the following
questions:

 

1.What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?

2.How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?

3.Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?

 

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We will respond to your request as quickly as
possible, and by close of 11^th August 2021 at the latest.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number above.

                              

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Access Team

Legal Services| Resources
Hertfordshire County Council  
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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

4 Atodiad

Dear Beth

 

Reference number: FOI/CSF/07/21/21188

 

On 14^th July 2021 Hertfordshire County Council received the following
request for information from you:

 

I would like some information around Emergency Duty Team foster carers in
your authority. Please could you offer any details regarding the following
questions:

 

1.What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?

2.How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?

3.Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?

 

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County Council does
hold the information you have requested. Our response is as follows.

 

1. Each of the 4 fostering teams identify available foster carers who can
offer emergency placements for the week.

The list of available foster carers is sent to the Brokerage team and out
of hours team with details of foster carers, contact details, approval
terms etc.

On Fridays a new list is sent to Brokerage and out of hours re foster
carers from each team who are available for the weekend.

 

2.In the HCC foster carer payment structure, there is a higher payment for
foster carers caring for children aged 11 and above. See below.

 

 

3.HCC Foster carers payment structure:

 

Age of child in placement 0-4 5-10 11-15 16-17
Allowance £150 £166 £189 £222
Foundation level
£0 £0
(previously Standard level)
Standard level skills payment(previously levels 1 £165.07 £246.29
and 2)

 

With regard to additional payments to emergency foster carers, we offer a
retainer payments £150 for foster carers who are available to offer
emergency placements for children from Friday to Monday mornings.

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number on this correspondence. To find out more about
Freedom of Information, please visit
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request for information you may request an internal review of the request.
This will be carried out by a member of the County Council Legal Services
Team, who has had no prior involvement with the request. Requests for an
internal review should be sent to the Information Governance Unit at the
address above (within 2 months of this correspondence) and should detail
in writing your grounds of appeal.

                    

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entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate your
complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Access Team

Legal Services| Resources
Hertfordshire County Council  
Room 223  Postal Point: CHN 320
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T: 01992 555848 (Internal:25848)

E: [3][Hertfordshire County Council request email]

[4]Hertfordshire County Council Facebook[5]Hertfordshire County
Council Twitter[6]Hertfordshire County Council email updates

 

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The information in this message should be regarded as confidential and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential
maintenance or support of the email system.

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