The Fostering Network

Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough 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 When I am Ready 18+ arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary?

Yours faithfully,
Daisy Elliott

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence which I
received 21^st August 2019.  Your enquiry is being dealt with by Children
and Young Peoples Services who will respond as soon as possible. 

 

Kind regards,

Yvonne

 

 

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good morning,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act,
please see our response below in relation to Foster Care Allowances:-

 

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?

 

Age Basic Pocket Clothing Holiday Total
Money allowance
* Per
week
0-4 £161.78 0.00 £15.33 £3.89 £181
5-10 £138.24 £3.85 £18.48 £4.43 £165
11-15 £129.45 £9.73 £20.30 £5.52 £165
16-17 £155.69 £15.40 £27.86 £7.05 £206

 

Age Christmas/religious Birthday
festival
 0-4 £201.22 £101.22
5-10 £215.29 £115.29
11-15 £243.57 £143.57
16-17 £283.19 £183.19

 

*NB NPT up to 2019 NPT paid the holiday element of the allowances as a one
off lump sum annually rather than weekly.

 

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

 

·        Weekly payment for When I am Ready age 18 plus is £206 per week
plus £15 contribution from the young person = £221 per week. 

 

 

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