Dear Torfaen 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

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FOI, Torfaen Council

Dear Mr Cann,

 

17/930: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your email dated 13/12/2017 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.  I have logged your email and will deal
with your request in order that we can respond to you within the statutory
deadline of 20 working days.

 

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available.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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BUSNES CWYNION/RHYDDID GWYBODAETH

Chief Executive’s Service / Gwasanaeth Y Prif Weithredwr

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email dated 13th December 2017 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am now in a position to
respond to your questions as follows:

 

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

Single band system for foster carers each receive £103.75 per child per
week

 

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

78 foster carers currently receive the foster carer fee

 

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

When I’m Ready – carers receive an allowance of £194 per week; allowances
are not tiered year on year but are reviewed annually in line with Welsh
Government recommended allowances for 16+.

 

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

There are no fee/reward payments for When I’m Ready placements.

 

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

3 approved TCBC foster carers currently have WIR placements, no fee paid
for WIR placements.

 

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Lisa Coles

Senior Business Support Officer (Complaints/FOI) / Uwch Swyddog Cymorth
Busnes (Cwynion/Rhyddid Gwybodaeth)

Chief Executive’s Service / Gwasanaeth Y Prif Weithredwr

Torfaen County Borough Council / Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Torfaen

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