Foster care allowances and payments

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Dear Wakefield City Council,

1) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.

2) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for foster carers (NB this is different to allowances for the child). Please include:
i) Details of the levels/bands for carers and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
ii) The number of foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

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

4) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for former foster carers looking after young people in Staying Put arrangements. Please include:
i) Details of the levels/bands and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
ii) The number of former foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Cann

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Cann,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 18/07/2017. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 15/08/2017.

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112

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freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

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Dear Mr Cann,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the response to your request below.

1) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.
0-1 £125
1-3 £128
4-10 £141
11-15 £162
16+ £188.

2) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for foster carers (NB this is different to allowances for the child). Please include:
i) Details of the levels/bands for carers and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
Level 1 £50
Level 2 £125
2.1 £50 additional placement
2.2 £25 additional placement

Level 3 £225
3.1 £75 additional placement
3.2 £50 additional placement

Level 4 £400
4.2 £200

ii) The number of foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.
All foster carers receive child allowance.
However temporary foster carers Regulation 24 of CPPR 2010, do not receive skill level until they obtain full approval at foster panel.
We currently have 5 temporary foster carers.

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

4) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for former foster carers looking after young people in Staying Put arrangements. Please include:

i)Details of the levels/bands and how much you pay per week at each level/band.
Level 1 (low) £184.04
Level 2 (medium) £218.84
Level 3 (high) £253.64

ii)The number of former foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.
11 placements who are all being paid at level 3

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries regarding this matter.

Yours sincerely

Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Wakefield MDC
Tel: 01924 306112
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]

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