Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Can you please provide me with the following information regarding
Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

1) Does the council follow the DfE method
of assessing Special guardianship allowance. If not please provide
information as to the method used.

2) What is the maximum payment for a child.

a) Pre school age
b) Primary school age
c) Secondary school age
d) Over 16

3) Is the maximum payment based on recommended core foster care
rates. If not what is the maximum payment based on.

4) Does special guardianship rise each year in line with the
increase in core fostering rates.

5) Is the financial assessment where children were previously LAC
different to the financial assessment for children who were not
LAC.

6) What deductions, if any, are made from Special guardianship
allowance, ie, Child benefit, Child tax credit.

7) If a carer is in receipt of Income support are any deductions
made from Special Guardianship allowance, ie, Child Benefit, Child
tax credit

8) Are Special guardianship allowances time limited. If so how long for.

9) How many special guardians in the authority are currently being financially supported

10) How many Child arrangement orders are currently being financially supported

11) How many friends and family, (connected persons) foster carers are in the authority.

Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

Freedom of information, South Gloucestershire Council

 

 

Dear Ms Felton,

 

Our Reference: FIDP/013146-19.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  Your request is being considered in accordance with the
Act.

 

The 20 day period for considering your request commenced on 19/06/19.

 

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed,
it will be sent to you no later than 17/07/19.  If we cannot respond by
that date then we will write to you again.

 

Kind regards

 

Marvre Scott

Complaints & FOI Support Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

Team email: [1][email address]

Team secure email: [2]Complaints&[email address]

 

Postal address: PO Box 1955, Children, Adults and Health, Complaints &
FOI, South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS37
0DE

 

Office location: South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37
5AF

 

 

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Marvre Scott, South Gloucestershire Council

 

 

Dear Ms Felton,

 

Further to the email below, I am writing to you in relation to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Unfortunately it has taken longer than anticipated to gather the requested
information and we require a bit more time to respond to your request,
which was originally due for a response on the 17/07/2019.

 

I apologise for the delay and appreciate your patience in this regard.

 

We will get our full response to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

 

Marvre Scott

Complaints & FOI Support Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

Team email: [1][email address]

Team secure email: [2]Complaints&[email address]

 

Postal address: PO Box 1955, Children, Adults and Health, Complaints &
FOI, South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS37
0DE

 

Office location: South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37
5AF

 

 

 

 

From: Freedom of information
Sent: 19 June 2019 14:04
To: '[FOI #584005 email]'
Subject: FOI Request - Special Guardianship Financial Support and
Assessment

 

 

 

Dear Ms Felton,

 

Our Reference: FIDP/013146-19.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  Your request is being considered in accordance with the
Act.

 

The 20 day period for considering your request commenced on 19/06/19.

 

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed,
it will be sent to you no later than 17/07/19.  If we cannot respond by
that date then we will write to you again.

 

Kind regards

 

Marvre Scott

Complaints & FOI Support Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

Team email: [3][email address]

Team secure email: [4]Complaints&[email address]

 

Postal address: PO Box 1955, Children, Adults and Health, Complaints &
FOI, South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS37
0DE

 

Office location: South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37
5AF

 

 

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Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Gloucestershire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Special guardianship financial support and assessment.'.

My initial request was made on 19th June 2019. I received a reaponse on 19th of july advising me that the council required 'a bit more time' to respond.

I still have not had a response or an explanation for the delay.

Please provide an explanation why the council has taken so long to respond to my request and when I can expect a response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

Freedom of information, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Ms Felton,

Thank you for your email below.

A review of your request will be conducted by a Senior Member of staff and the outcome of this will be sent to you by the 26th August.

I will follow up on your request again today with the staff member who is currently gathering the information for your request.

Please accept our apologies once again for the delay.

Kind regards,

Customer Information and Feedback Team
South Gloucestershire Council
Children, Adults & Health
T: 01454 865924
Team email: [South Gloucestershire Council request email]

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 1955, Complaints & FOI Team, Department for Children, Adults and Health, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS37 0DE

Office base: Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF

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Dear Ms Felton,

Further to the email below, please find attached South Gloucestershire Council's full response to your Freedom of Information request.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request. New processes are now in place with the relevant Service Area to prevent any future delays.

Kind regards,

Customer Information and Feedback Team
South Gloucestershire Council
Children, Adults & Health
T: 01454 865924
Team email: [South Gloucestershire Council request email]

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 1955, Complaints & FOI Team, Department for Children, Adults and Health, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS37 0DE

Office base: Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF

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