Foster care allowances

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Dear Aberdeen City 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 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Yours faithfully,

Eve Hatcher
The Fostering Network

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Reference: FOI-379433235
Date of request: 17/11/2021
Title of request: Foster Care Allowances

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please may you respond to our request as soon as possible.

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 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Yours faithfully,
Eve Hatcher

The Fostering Network

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-379433235
Date of request: 17/11/2021
Title of request: Foster Care Allowances
Information request:

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 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements,
broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Dear Eve Hatcher,

Thank you for your information request and please accept our sincere
apologies for delay in providing the response to you. We have completed
the necessary search for the information requested. Our response is now
detailed below.

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.

 

+-------------------------------------------------------+
| AGE  |ALLOWANCE (per week) |
|-------------------------+-----------------------------|
|0-4  |137.44  |
|-------------------------+-----------------------------|
|5-10  |156.55  |
|-------------------------+-----------------------------|
|11-16  |194.90 |
|-------------------------+-----------------------------|
|16-21  |237.05  |
+-------------------------------------------------------+

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

An additional four weeks’ allowance is paid a year to cover one week for
the child’s birthday, one-week Christmas Religious
festival payment and two weeks summer holiday payment. Mileage is paid at
28p pence per mile.

Please could you tell me your 2021-22 weekly allowances for former foster
carers looking after young people in 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements,
broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Please see the table provided above to Question 1. Please note that there
is no breakdown, that is the allowance that gets paid and does not
increase per year. That is from the age of 16 – 21

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