Foster Care Allowances and Payments

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Dear Gloucestershire County 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

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Our reference: 6180641

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Dear ‎Mr Cann‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 6180641)
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 11 July 2017.
 
Request summary:
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.
 
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Requests Support Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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Dear Mr Cann
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 11 July 2017.
 
Please find attached response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
Information Management Service

01452 324000

 
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Dear Mr Cann
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 11 July 2017.
 
Please find attached our final response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
Information Management Service
01452 324000
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Gloucestershire CC,

Thank you very much for this comprehensive and timely reply.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Cann

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