Emergency Duty Team Foster Carers weekly rates / models

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Dear West Berkshire 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

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FoI/2021/596 - Beth

 

Dear Beth,

 

Request for information: Emergency Duty Team foster carers

 

Thank you for your request received 14/07/2021; we would normally seek to
respond within twenty working days, please get in contact if you have any
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Yours sincerely,

 

Jake Bushell
 
Information & Governance Administrator
Legal & Democratic Services, West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury
RG14 5LD (01635) 503867 | Ext 3867 | [email address]
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Dear West Berkshire 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

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From: Beth <[FOI #773929 email]>
Sent: 14 July 2021 14:11
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Emergency Duty Team Foster
Carers weekly rates / models
 
This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear West Berkshire 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?
 
Our Family Placement Duty Team contacts our Foster Carers with
availability every Friday to confirm whether they are available to provide
emergency out of hour placements for the week. A list of available carers
is sent to the Emergency Duty Service every Friday. Included in this
information is the terms of their approval and the types of placement they
are able to consider. EDS are able to contact an out of hours duty worker
form the Family Placement Team if they require any advice and support.
2. How do you incentivize foster carers to take teenagers?
 
We have a higher rate of fostering allowance for children aged 11 – 15
years and 16 – 18 years
3. Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?
 
Please see below – a breakdown of our fostering allowances
 

From To Weekly Maintenance Rate Additional Fee Element
0 4 151.56 75.78
5 10 172.65 86.32
11 15 214.93 161.20
16 18 261.40 130.71

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Beth

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