Foster Care Allowances and Payments

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Dear Brighton and Hove 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

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Dear Mr Cann,

Thank you for your request which has been allocated a number FOI 8385, the council teal dealing with your request have asked for clarification see below:

Question 4 ii) – Can you clarify if you are asking for the overall figures for Staying Put for Brighton & Hove? Or only the Staying Put figures for Family & Friends only? Can you the requestor let us know which one it is you require?

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.

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thanks for the reply. I'm seeking overall numbers of staying put carers in Brighton and Hove. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Cann

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Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

 

The request is as follows:

 

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 of child Care Payment Amount
0-4 £150.00pw
5-11 £188.00pw
12-18 £226.00pw

 

 

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.

 

Type of carer Amount
New Carer £155.00pw
Carer with 2 years service £166.00pw
Carer with 5 years service £196.00pw

 

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

 

16 carers on new carers level

22 on 2 years service level

97 carers on 5 years + level

 

2)    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.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------+
|Standard Rate Allowance |£191.00 pw |
|--------------------------+---------------------------------|
|Higher Rate Allowance |£259.00 pw |
+------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

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.

 

+--------------------------------------------------+
|+ Fee Element Carer with 2 years+ service|£62.00pw|
|-----------------------------------------+--------|
|Carer with 5 years+ service |£92.00pw|
+--------------------------------------------------+

 

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

 

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