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Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

1. Can you please explain your commissioning processes for providers of accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc. Do you spot purchase, have framework agreements or have block contracts in each of these categories?

2. If you have framework agreements and/or block contracts for accommodation and/or support in respect tolooked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc, please specify when each of these are due to be re-tendered.

3. Do organisations need to go through a pre-registration process to accommodate looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc on a spot purchase basis?

4. Do you have local authority run provisions for looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc? If so, how many of each category are currently accommodated in these facilities?

5. Please specify the number of looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc accommodated currently via:

a. spot purchase

b. framework agreements

c. block contracts

6. How many care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old and specified in the answer to question 4 are are accommodated in residential children's homes?

7. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a looked after child aged under 16 year in a private residential children's home?

8. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a private residential children's home?

9. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision?

10. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in an unsupervised semi-independent provision? Please include the cost of floating support. Please advise if you do not place 16-17 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision.

11. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision? Please advise if you do not place 18-24 year olds in a supervised semi-independent provision.

12. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing care leavers/uasc 18-24 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision? Please include the cost of floating support.

13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating looked after children in residential children's homes? Who is the specific named point of contact?

14. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old? Who is the specific named point of contact?

15. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 years old? Who is the specific named point of contact?

16. Who should be approached within the council to discuss framework agreement/block purchase commissioning for accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc? Who is the specific named point of contact?

17. Please can you provide me with a list of all of your current suppliers signed up to framework agreements/block purchase contracts for accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc?

Yours faithfully,

nilesh bhalani

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AfC RBWM FOI,

Dear Nilesh Bhalani,

FOI180409Bhalani

Your request for information under FOIA 2000 has been considered.  Please
see our response below.

Your Request

1. Can you please explain your commissioning processes for providers of
accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in
residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care
leavers/uasc. Do you spot purchase, have framework agreements or have
block contracts in each of these categories?

Our Response:

All residential and semi independent placements are currently spot
purchased. All IFA placements are made via a framework agreement.

2. If you have framework agreements and/or block contracts for
accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in
residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care
leavers/uasc, please specify when each of these are due to be re-tendered.

Our Response:

The IFA South Central Framework was renewed April 2017 and will operate
for a 5 year period. This is for all independent fostering placements.

3. Do organisations need to go through a pre-registration process to
accommodate looked after children in residential care/looked after
children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc on a spot
purchase basis?

Our Response:

Yes - a Q&A process needs to be completed for all placements prior to
child/YP moving in for the specified placements options.

4. Do you have local authority run provisions for looked after children in
residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care
leavers/uasc? If so, how many of each category are currently accommodated
in these facilities?

Our Response:

None

5. Please specify the number of looked after children in residential
care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care
leavers/uasc accommodated currently via:

a. spot purchase

Our Response:

19 (Residential and semi independence)

b. framework agreements

Our Response:

20 IFA placements

c. block contracts

Our Response:

7

6. How many care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old and specified in the
answer to question 4 are are accommodated in residential children's homes?

Our Response:

Not Applicable

7. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a looked after child
aged under 16 year in a private residential children's home?

Our Response:

£5,068pw   

8. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc
child aged 16-17 in a private residential children's home?

Our Response:

Not Applicable

9. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc
child aged 16-17 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision?

Our Response:

£588.

10. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a  care
leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in an unsupervised semi-independent
provision?   Please include the cost of floating support. Please advise if
you do not place 16-17 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent
provision.

Our Response:

Not Applicable

11. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc
aged 18-24 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision?  Please advise
if you do not place 18-24 year olds in a supervised semi-independent
provision.

Our Response:

£446pw

12. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing care leavers/uasc
18-24 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision?  Please
include the cost of floating support.

Our Response:

Not Applicable

13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase
commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating
looked after children in residential children's homes?  Who is the
specific named point of contact?

Our Response:

Commissioning Officer, Sharon Rooprah

14. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase
commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating
and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old?  Who is the
specific named point of contact?

Our Response:

Commissioning Officer, Sharon Rooprah

15. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase
commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating
and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 years old?  Who is the
specific named point of contact?

Our Response:

Dawn Crowley, Leaving Care Team

16. Who should be approached within the council to discuss framework
agreement/block purchase commissioning for accommodating looked after
children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent
placements/care leavers/uasc?  Who is the specific named point of contact?

Our Response:

Commissioning Officer, Sharon Rooprah

17. Please can you provide me with a list of all of your current suppliers
signed up to framework agreements/block purchase contracts for
accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after
children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc?

Our Response:

All our residential/semi independent placements are spot purchased. Look
ahead Care and Support and Alma Road Supported Lodgings for care leavers.

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Best wishes
Freedom of Information Service
Achieving for Children 
1st Floor, Zone B, Town Hall, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

[1]Website | [2]Twitter | [3]Facebook

Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company registered in
England and Wales | Company number: 08878185 | Registered address: Gifford
House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

 

References

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AfC RBWM FOI,

Dear Nilesh Bhalani,

FOI180409Bhalani

Please note amendment to our response regarding your question 5 (b), Our
Response should read 33,

Best Wishes,

Freedom of Information Service
Achieving for Children 

1st Floor, Zone B, Town Hall, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

[1]Website | [2]Twitter | [3]Facebook

Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company registered in
England and Wales | Company number: 08878185 | Registered address: Gifford
House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

 

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