Foster care allowances and payments

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Dear Aberdeen 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 16+/18+ Continuing Care 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 16+/18+ Continuing Care 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

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Mr Cann,

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-1037.

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 20 July 2017.

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on or before 18 August 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the meantime.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North
Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Dear Mr Cann,

 

Thank you for your information request of 20 July 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

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.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Age Group |2015/16 |2016/17 |
| | | |
| |Weekly Rate |Weekly Rate |
|------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------|
|0 – 4 |£130.17 |£131.47 |
|------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------|
|5 – 10 |£148.27 |£149.75 |
|------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------|
|11 – 15 |£184.58 |£186.43 |
|------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------|
|16 – 18 |£224.50 |£226.75 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Please note, the 2017/2018 allowances will be agreed at committee in
September.

 

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.

 

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Level |2015/16 |2016/17 |Number of Carers |
| | | | |
| |Annual Fee |Annual Fee | |
|-----------------+-----------------+----------------+------------------|
|1 |£8195 |£8277 |11 |
|-----------------+-----------------+----------------+------------------|
|2 |£12291 |£12414 |49 |
|-----------------+-----------------+----------------+------------------|
|3 |£16390 |£16554 |22 |
|-----------------+-----------------+----------------+------------------|
|4 |£20258 |£20461 |11 |
|-----------------+-----------------+----------------+------------------|
|ARC Scheme |£27593 |£27869 |2 |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Please note, the 2017/2018 allowances will be agreed at committee in
September.

 

3) Please could you tell me your weekly allowances to 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.

A weekly allowance of £211.68 is paid, this does not increase by year.

 

4) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for former foster
carers looking after young people in 16+/18+ Continuing Care arrangements.
Please include:

i) Details of the levels/bands and how much you pay per week at each
level/band.

There is no fee paid to Supported Lodgings Carers

 

ii) The number of former foster carers on each level/band, including those
that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

We currently have 3 supported lodgings carers.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

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