Foster Care Allowances

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The Fostering Network

Dear North East Lincolnshire Council,

Please could you tell me your 2021-22 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.

Please detail any allowances that ALL foster carers can claim in addition to their weekly allowance, e.g. holiday allowance or mileage.

Please could you tell me your 2021-22 weekly allowances for 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,

Holly Barnes

Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

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Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir or Madam

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number NELC 21825/
2122.  I wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the
following information.

 

Please could you tell me your 2021-22 weekly foster care allowances for
all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.

 

00 – 04 yrs. £138.00

 

05 – 10 yrs. £152.00

 

11 – 15 yrs. £173.00

 

16+ yrs. £202.00

 

Please detail any allowances that ALL foster carers can claim in addition
to their weekly allowance, e.g., holiday allowance or mileage.

 

Birthday allowance – age related – one week’s allowance as above.

 

Festival allowance – age related – one week’s allowance as above.

 

Holidays – This is not paid unless actual holidays are booked, or special
days out are being arranged – so is subject to approval – two weeks age
related allowance as above.

 

Please could you tell me your 2021-22 weekly allowances for former foster
carers looking after young people in 18+ Staying Put arrangements, broken
down by year 1, year 2, and year 3 if necessary.

 

 1. Standard Rate: Where fostering capacity is not affected by the Staying
Put arrangement - £165 per week.

 

 2. Protected Rate: Where the carer is in receipt of a professional fee
and the number of placements the carer is usually able to offer is
reduced by the young person staying put - £257 per week.

 

 

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