Cost of Children Home Placements

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Dear Southampton City Council,
Please can you detail the weekly cost you currently pay for children accommodated to independent children home providers for the following:

Children's Home - standard 2 or 1 bedded (maximum and minimum weekly cost)
Children's Home - standard 3+ bedded (maximum and minimum weekly cost)
Children's Home with therapy (maximum and minimum weekly cost)
Children's Home with education (maximum and minimum weekly cost)
Children's Home with Therapy and Education (maximum and minimum weekly cost)

How many residential children home (new) placements did you make in 2016 - 2017
How many of these were placed within your LA
How many within 20 miles from your boundary
How many further than 20 miles from your boundary

How many of the residential children home placements were made through a framework
How many were spot purchase

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Barton

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Dear Rachel Barton,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request of in relation to
independent children home placements.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. 

 

The Council requires further information in order to identify and locate
the information you have asked for. In particular, it would be useful to
know whether your require the weekly costs of all children attending each
type of children’s home stated, or the costs for one individual child to
be placed at each type of children’s home?

 

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to process your
request.  If I do not receive clarification within three months your
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Junior Legal Assistant

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Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership
Southampton City Council
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Dear Information,

Thank you for your email. I can clarify that I would like the weekly cost of the placement per child.

Therefore, what you will provide is
child A, placed in a X home (inc education and therapy) cost £x per week
Child B and F placed in x standard children’s home costs £x per week per child.
Child C placed in X home (with therapy) costs £x per week
Etc etc

Yours sincerely,

sophie barton

Information, Southampton City Council

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Information, Southampton City Council

Dear Rachel Barton,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on . It has
been determined that you have requested the following information:

 

Q1

        I.            Please can you detail the weekly cost you currently
pay  for children accommodated to independent children home providers for
the following:

      II.            Children's Home - standard 2 or 1 bedded (maximum and
minimum weekly cost)

    III.            Children's Home - standard 3+ bedded (maximum and
minimum weekly cost)

    IV.            Children's Home with therapy  (maximum and minimum
weekly cost)

      V.            Children's Home with education (maximum and minimum
weekly cost)

    VI.            Children's Home with Therapy and Education (maximum and

 

The format you wish to receive the information in:

Child A, placed in a X home (inc education and therapy) cost £x per week

Child B and F placed in x standard children’s home costs £x per week per
child.

Child C placed in X home (with therapy) costs £x per week Etc etc

 

Q2

        I.            How many residential children home (new) placements
did you make in 2016 – 2017?

      II.            How many of these were placed within your LA How many
within 20 miles from your boundary?

    III.            And, how many further than 20 miles from your
boundary?

    IV.            How many of the residential children home placements
were made through a framework How many were spot purchase?

 

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Dear Rachel

 

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your Freedom
of Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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