Foster Care Statistics by Council Area for Scotland

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Please treat the following request as a Freedom of Information request. I am looking to obtain figures and facts surrounding the foster care sector. Please see the questions below.

1. How many people have registered to become a foster carer in the last 3 years? and of this number, how many have quit within 2 years of being registered?

2. What is the average annual cost per young person in residential care of looking after them in residential placements in the council area, compared with outside the council area? What is the average annual cost per young person in residential care of looking after them in placements in the council area, compared with outside the council area?

3. How many children that are looked after by the council and in residential care placements in the council area are in accommodation provided by third-party providers? Please provide the address of each facility, the name of each third-party provider, the total amount paid to each provider and the number of young people placed with each provider.

4. How many children that are looked after by the council and in residential care placements outside the council area are in accommodation provided by third-party providers? Please provide the address of each facility, the name of each third-party provider, the total amount paid to each provider and the number of young people placed with each provider.

Please do not provide the requested information in pdf format files. Please supply them in a machine-readable format such as CSV or Microsoft Excel.

Yours faithfully,

Tiegan Batchelor,
The Ferret Media Ltd

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Dear Tiegan Batchelor

Request for information: Foster Care Statistics by Council Area for
Scotland

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
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Dear Ms Batchelor

 

Request for information: Foster Care Statistics by Council Area for
Scotland

Reference: argyllbuteir:16046

 

I have been asked to request clarificaiton in respect of your FOI request
referenced above.  For Q2 onwards please confirm if you are only looking
for information on foster placments, or is it residential care for young
people as a whole (i.e. children’s homes, residential schools, etc.)

 

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Dear Moira,

This will be looking at residential care for young people as a whole; therefore including foster placements, children's homes, residential schools etc.

Yours sincerely,

Tiegan Batchelor

HSCP FOI, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Ms Batchelor

Thank you for your prompt response. The date for responding to your request is 22nd August 2023.

Regards
Moira

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Dear Ms Batchelor

 

Request for information: Foster Care Statistics by Council Area for
Scotland

Reference: argyllbuteir:16046.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

 

·       Please see attached Spreadsheet

 

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