Dear Bournemouth Borough 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

Enquiries CED, Bournemouth Borough Council

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Janet Lee, Bournemouth Borough Council

Dear Mr Cann

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Dear Mr Cann

Information Request – Freedom of Information Act

Further to your request for information received on 11 July 2017 please see following and attached the material that you asked for:

2ii) Current carer numbers and skill level
In House Foster Carers -
Skill Level 1 = 38
Skill Level 2 = 27
Skill Level 3 = 42

Pathway Carers (13), Friend and Family Carers (31) and Parent and Child Carers (2) do not have a skill level.

3) Staying Put 18+ arrangements are agreed on a case by case basis.

4ii) Former carer numbers and skill level
In House Foster Carers-
Skill Level 1 = 60
Skill Level 2 = 28
Skill Level 3 = 12

Pathway Carers (8), Friends and Family Carers (13) and Parent and Child Carers (1)

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We would like to apologise

Yours sincerely

Ms Vangie Parker
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Dear Vangie Parker,

Thank you for this response. Unfortunately the information in the attached spreadsheet details foster care allowances, but does not address question 2 on fee payments for skills levels. You have kindly provided the numbers on each skills level (Skill Level 1 = 38, Skill Level 2 = 27, Skill Level 3 = 42) but not the weekly rate for each skill level. I would be grateful if you could look into this, and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Cann

Vangie Parker, Bournemouth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Cann

 

I would like to apologise for the oversight, please see below breakdown of
payments per night for the different payments for in-house foster carers
for the different levels.

 

Payment Breakdown Per Night 
7 nights 6 nights 5 nights 4 nights 3 nights 2 nights 1
  night^1
Skill Level              
Payment
Level 1 65.00 55.71 46.43 37.14 27.86 18.57 9.29
Level 2 85.00 72.86 60.71 48.57 36.43 24.29 12.14
Level 3 175.00 150.00 125.00 100.00 75.00 50.00 25.00
Enhanced 525.00 450.00 375.00 300.00 225.00 150.00 75.00
Level 3
Specialist 520.70 446.31 371.93 297.54 223.16 148.77 74.39

 

Weekly payments to supported lodging carers are as follows:

RATES     Weekly ^A
       
Standard £200.00
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children £225.00
Enhanced £260.00

 

Pathway Carers 16+ rates:

RATES Weekly ^A
 
Additional Carers Allowance £65.00
Pathways Rate (18+) £174.00

 

Parent and Child Carers:

RATES     Weekly ^A Notes
         
Skill Level £525.00 Plus 1/2 if 2 parents in placement - still only one
skill level if more than one child

 

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Yours sincerely

Vangie

 

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Dear Vangie Parker,

 

Thank you for this response. Unfortunately the information in the attached
spreadsheet details foster care allowances, but does not address question
2 on fee payments for skills levels. You have kindly provided the numbers
on each skills level (Skill Level 1 = 38, Skill Level 2 = 27, Skill Level
3 = 42) but not the weekly rate for each skill level. I would be grateful
if you could look into this, and look forward to hearing from you. Thank
you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Robert Cann

 

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