Dear Enfield 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

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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We will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Complaints and Access to Information Team,
Enfield Council.

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complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Mr Cann,

Thank you for making a request for information to the London Borough of Enfield.

We are aiming to respond to your request by 08/08/2017 and will let you know if we hold the information you requested and whether or not we can release it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are now making an initial assessment of your request and we will contact you if any clarification is needed.

If you have any queries regarding your request, please contact us at [Enfield Council request email] quoting your reference CRM FOI 2505.

Regards,

Matthew Breslin
Complaints and Access to Information Coordinator- Gateway Services Finance, Resources and Customer Services
0208 379 4397
Enfield Council
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complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

Classification: OFFICIAL - SENSITIVE

Dear Mr Cann,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I can confirm that this
information is held by the London Borough of Enfield. Please find below
our responses to your questions.

 

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.

 

£163 per week for child in the 0-10 age band

£216 per week per week for child in the 11-17 age band

 

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.

 

£162.29 per week for first child in the 0-10 age band

£72.27 per week for second and subsequent child in the 0-10 age band

 

£234.66 per week for first child in placement in the 11-17 age band

£143.73 per week for second and subsequent child in the 11-17 age band  

 

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

 

49 foster carers caring for children in the 0-10 age band

52 foster carers caring for children in the 11-17 age band 

 

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.

 

1^st Year:  18^th – 19^th Birthday = £412.91 per week

2^nd Year: 19^th – 20^th Birthday = £295.58 per week

3^rd Year:  20^th Birthday + = £178.25 per week

 

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.

 

As above

 

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

 

1^st Year: 18^th – 19^th Birthday = 4 former foster carers

2^nd Year: 19^th – 20^th Birthday = 3 former foster carers

3^rd Year: 20^th Birthday + = 3 former foster carers

 

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Regards,

 

 

Daniel Ellis

Complaints & Access to Information Officer

Complaints & Access to Information Team

 

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