Dear Leeds City Council,
I would like some information around Emergency Duty Team foster carers in your authority. Please could you offer any details regarding the following questions:
1. What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?
2. How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?
3. Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)?
Thank you in advance.
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]
Our reference: MWLG4LC7R
Dear Bethany Reeder,
Re: Freedom of Information Request
I refer to your correspondence to the Council requesting information about
Emergency Duty Team Foster Carers in this authority.
Please find response below:
Q1. What is the model of delivery / how do you ensure cover?
Leeds Fostering Service does not have 'Emergency Duty Team Foster
Carers'. Leeds Foster Care Association (LFCA), an independent
organisation run for and by foster carers offers some out of hours support
to foster carers.
Q2. How do you incentivise foster carers to take teenagers?
Leeds Fostering Service operates a 'Payment for Skills' policy all foster
carers including those who care for teenagers. Foster carers are paid from
Levels 1 - 4 dependent on skills and experience.
Q3. Your standard weekly rate (excluding child allowance)? This
information can be found on the 'Financial Support' page of our website
I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
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and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act. Should
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to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
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that she expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can contact the Commissioner via her
website at www.ico.org.uk
I trust that this is self-explanatory. If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.
If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].
Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council
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