Fostering Data

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

1. How many individual children (not placements) were placed into mainstream foster care by the LA over the past 12 months (or the most recent 12-month period that you're able to process)?

2. Of those, please confirm how many individual children (not placements) were placed with foster carers of independent fostering agencies.

3. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to IFAs for individual children (not placements) placed as 'standard' placements?

4. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to IFAs for individual children (not placements) placed as 'enhanced' placements (including step-down, remand and children with disabilities)?

5. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to IFAs for parent and child placements (placement fee, not for individuals)?

6. Of all individual children (not placements) placed in the 12-month period, please break down the numbers by ethnicity (categories you record)

7. And also by religion

Yours faithfully,

Tay Jiva MBE

Birmingham City Council

 
 
 
 
Information request
Our reference: 55850010
Your reference: [FOI #987687 email]

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Dear Jiva MBE
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 6 June
2023 concerning Dear Birmingham City Council,

1. How many individual children (not placements) were placed into
mainstream foster care by the LA over the past 12 months (or the most
recent 12-month period that you're able to process)?

2. Of those, please confirm how many individual children (not placements)
were placed with foster carers of independent fostering agencies.

3. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to
IFAs for individual children (not placements) placed as 'standard'
placements?

4. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to
IFAs for individual children (not placements) placed as 'enhanced'
placements (including step-down, remand and children with disabilities)?

5. What is the minimum, maximum and average agency fee you have given to
IFAs for parent and child placements (placement fee, not for individuals)?

6. Of all individual children (not placements) placed in the 12-month
period, please break down the numbers by ethnicity (categories you record)

7. And also by religion

Yours faithfully,
 
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Information request
Our reference: 55850010
Your reference: [FOI #987687 email]

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Dear Jiva MBE
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 6 June 2023.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Greg Britteon
Disclosure Team
[email address]
 
 
 
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