The Fostering Network

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly foster care allowances for young people age 16-18 years?

Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in 18?

Yours faithfully,
Daisy Elliott

Staffordshire County Council

Dear Daisy Elliott,
 
Thank you for your request for information received by Staffordshire
County Council on 16/08/2019.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.
 
If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us.
Please remember to quote the case reference number above in any future
communications.
Yours sincerely,
 
Access Team

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Daisy Elliott

Thank you for your request for information.

Please find information provided by the relevant service area(s) set out below.

1. Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly foster care allowances for young people age 16-18 years?
The allowance paid is - £194.88 per week with an additional fee paid to the foster carer of up to £327.46 = up to £522.34 per week

2. Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in 18?

In Staffordshire, a former foster carer will be offered the following financial offer if a young person is living with them in a staying put arrangement:

Length of ArrangementPayment to ProviderFamily & Friends Year One£250 per week£179 per week Year Two£150 per week£150 per week Year Three£100 per week£100 per week

If you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority you should contact us in the first instance.  Send your comment or complaint to:

Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]

If you then have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Regards
  
David Portch

Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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