Emergency Duty Team Foster Carers weekly rates / models

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Dear Wokingham Borough 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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Hi Beth,

Thank you for your email.

After reading through your questions below; I have noticed that you have not provided us with your full name, only "Beth" and as we aren't able to determine your full name from your email address either; this isn't a valid name as advised by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) guidance. Therefore this request is refused under Section 8 of the Act. Under Section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 it is required for us to have a name of the applicant and an address for correspondence - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

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Dear Stuart,

My full name is Bethany Reeder.

Yours sincerely,

Beth

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Dear Ms Reeder,

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 14550

Thank you for your recent communication, please find below the information in response to your request.

1. What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?
EDT list is agreed each Friday with the names of those Foster Carers who have availability and are able to cover any emergency request over the weekend. The list is circulated to all relevant departments. The foster carters on EDT are paid an agreed rate.

2. How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?
Wokingham Borough Council have two levels of child allowance which is 0-10 and 11+ and foster carers are aware they will receive the higher rate for teenagers in placement.

3. Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?
Average weekly rate is £235.66.
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