Foster care allowances

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The Fostering Network

Dear Milton Keynes Council,

Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers?

Please could you tell me your 2019-20 weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in 18+ Staying Put arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary?

Yours faithfully,
Daisy Elliott

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Adams, Mark, Milton Keynes Council

Ref 304837

Dear Daisy Elliott

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Your request for information has now been considered. Our carer allowances are published here:

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/childre...

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Yours sincerely

Mark Adams
Acting Senior Performance Analyst | Corporate Core
T: 01908 253746
E: [email address]
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The Fostering Network

Dear Adams, Mark,

Please could you clarify which parts of the total Staying Put payment (of £250) is made up of the former foster carers allowance, and how much goes directly to the former foster carer and how much goes direct to the young person?

Yours sincerely,
Daisy Elliott

Adams, Mark, Milton Keynes Council

Please note that I am on leave until 4th September and will respond to your email on my return. Please send any urgent queries to [email address]

Adams, Mark, Milton Keynes Council

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Good morning

Please find attached our foster carers payment scheme which should provide the information that you require. Section 4b shows the Staying Put allowances. This is all paid to the carer directly though some may then pass on the food element to the young person.

Regards

Mark Adams
Acting Senior Performance Analyst | Corporate Core
T: 01908 253746
E: [email address]
Normal working hours:
Mon: 9am – 5.15pm
Tue: 9am – 2pm
Wed: 9am – 5.15pm
Thu: 9am – 5.15pm
Fri: 9am - 2pm

Please note that I will finish at 12.30pm on Tuesday 10th September and on Thursday 12th September

Visit us online at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk
 
Milton Keynes Council  | Civic Offices l 1 Saxon Gate East l Milton Keynes l MK9 3EJ

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