Foster Carer Allowances

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The Fostering Network

Dear Monmouthshire County Council,

Question 1: Please could you tell me the total foster care allowance, including any additional allowances, e.g., holiday allowance, that are paid to foster carers on a weekly basis for all age bands in 2022-23. Do not include any fee/reward element for foster carers.

Question 2: Please could you tell me your 2022-23 weekly allowances for former foster carers looking after young people in 18+ When I am Ready arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Yours faithfully,
Eve Hatcher
The Fostering Network

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│ │ │ Question 1: Please could you tell me the total foster care │ │
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│ │ │ Question 1: Please could you tell me the total foster care │ │
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│ │ │ holiday allowance, that are paid to foster carers on a │ │
│ │ │ weekly basis for all age bands in 2022-23. Do not include │ │
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│ │ │                2022/23                │ │
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│ │ │ Age Bandings     Weekly   │ │
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│ │ │ 0-4                        £222.00                │ │
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│ │ │ 5-10                       £195.00                │ │
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│ │ │ 11-15                      £195.00                │ │
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│ │ │ 16-17                    £240.00                │ │
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│ │ │ The above consolidated rates include an allowance for costs │ │
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│ │ │ Question 2: Please could you tell me your 2022-23 weekly │ │
│ │ │ allowances for former foster carers looking after young │ │
│ │ │ people in 18+ When I am Ready arrangements, broken down by │ │
│ │ │ year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary. │ │
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│ │ │ £160.00 per week however the amount paid to the carer may be │ │
│ │ │ reduced by a contribution from the young person. I am │ │
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│ │ │ care leavers will effect these payments but this is the rate │ │
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