Foster Care Allowances and Payments

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bath and North East Somerset Council's handling of my FOI request 'Foster Care Allowances and Payments'.

The request is long overdue. I should have received a response within 20 working days.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Robert Cann

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Bath & North East Somerset Council

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From:  Robert Cann <[FOI #417528 email]>

Sent:    11 July 2017 13:32

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - Foster Care Allowances
and Payments

 

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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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