Foster care allowances and payments

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Dear Newport City Council,

1) Please could you detail your 2017-18 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.

2) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in Continuing Care / When I am Ready arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

3) Please detail your 2017-18 fee/reward structure for former foster carers looking after young people in Continuing Care / When I am Ready 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.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Cann

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

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Foster care allowances and payments

Received on 14/12/2017

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Ann Culverwell (Childrens Rights/Complaints Officer), Newport City Council

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Dear Sir

Please see below Newport City Council response to your freedom of
information request.

 

1) Please could you detail your 2017-18 fee/reward structure for foster
carers (NB this is different to allowances for the child).

Please include:

 

i) Details of the levels/ each level/band,

including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

Current no of specialist carers – 7 individually assessed

                          Career carers  - 14 individually assessed

                          Core carers - 129   see leaflet attached

 

 

2) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly allowances to former
foster carers looking after young people in Continuing Care / When I am
Ready arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+

if necessary.

 

This is on a case by case as it depends on the circumstances of the young
people and the carer.

Carers could receive WIR allowance from social services +housing benefit
from LA housing benefit + £20 contribution from young person but this is
not standard as in some cases the carers own benefits could be affected.

 

3) Please detail your 2017-18 fee/reward structure for former foster
carers looking after young people in Continuing Care / When I am Ready
arrangements. Please include:

Please see leaflet attached

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

 

We do not have a band structure – individually assessed in relation to
carer and young person’s financial /employment/student circumstances.

 

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

See 3i

 

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The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

Ann Culverwell

 

Children Rights and Complaints Officer

Room 402E

Civic Centre

Newport City Council

Newport

NP20 4UR

 

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Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

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not lead to delay.

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otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad