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Dear Plymouth City Council,

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

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear Nilesh Bhalani,

 

My Ref: 898468

 

Thank you for your request for information about children’s and social
care commissioning. Your request was received on 9 April 2018 and is being
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council will seek to provide the information you have requested within
20 working days, that is by 7 May 2018 and it will be provided by email or
hard copy, depending how you made your request and how the information is
held.

 

Information is usually provided free of charge but in some circumstances a
fee may be payable and if that is the case I will inform you.  A fees
notice will be issued to you and you will be required to pay this before
we proceed with your request.

 

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the
Information Commissioners Office website: [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Plymouth City Council also has information available on our website:
[2]https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...

 

If you cannot find the information you require please contact me using the
contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Rowland
Information Access Officer
Finance
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House, West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752307305
E [3][email address]

[4]www.plymouth.gov.uk

 

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

1 Attachment

Dear Nilesh

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]

www.plymouth.gov.uk

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