LAC 16-18 Year Olds

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Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Please could you let me know the following information

1.1 How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care) does the council currently have?
1.2 How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of 12 and 15?
1.3 How many of these Looked After Children are aged 16-17?

2.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by unregulated private providers.
2.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

3.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by regulated providers.
3.2 Please provide the names of these regulated providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

4.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers?
4.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

5.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers?
5.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

6.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers?
6.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

7.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers?
7.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

Yours faithfully,

James Steele

Staffordshire County Council

Dear James Steele,
 
Thank you for your request for information received by Staffordshire
County Council on 10/06/2020.
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Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Dear James Steele

Thank you for your request for information.

Please find information provided by the relevant service team(s) below.

1.1 How many Looked After Children (Also known as Children in Care) does the council currently have? - 1240
1.2 How many of these Looked After Children are between the ages of 12 and 15? - 360
1.3 How many of these Looked After Children are aged 16-17? - 243

2.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by unregulated private providers. - 103 (These are supported accommodation providers which are not regulated anyway)
2.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? -

Above n Beyond
ANEW Young Peoples Services
Bedspace
Bright Secure Future
CareFirst Services
Clay Housing
Eclipse Properties Ltd
Eclipse Properties Ltd
Future Horizons
Key 2 Futures
KPMS
Monarch
Spring Housing
Supporting Futures
T2A
Transplus Care

Average cost is £800 per week

3.1. Of these Looked After Children aged 16-17, how many are living in semi independent accomodation provided by regulated providers. - 63
3.2 Please provide the names of these regulated providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? -

Acorn Care & Education
Action For Children
Adecyn Homes
Aspire One
Beacon Childcare Ltd
Berry Gifford Ltd
C4C
Cambian Group
Care Perspectives
Care Today
Caretech
Crystal Care Solutions Ltd
Cygnet Health Care
DMR Children's Services
Excel Escort
Family Care Associates
Home 2 Inspire
Homes For Support
Horizon Care
Hygge Care Ltd
Individual Specialist Care
Keys Child Care
Mangrove Care Ltd
Marlow Child & Family
Monarch Interventions Services
Motivations
Mulberry House Care Homes
NEST
Nestling Care
New Horizons
NH Care
Nugent Care
Orchard Childrens Homes
PACE Residential
Platform Child care Ltd
Platinum
Positif Care Ltd
Positive Pathway
Priory Education
Progress Children's Services
Reflexions
Reflexions
ROC Northwest Ltd
Round House
Searchlight Care Services Ltd
Serenity Specialist Care Ltd
Silverlining Childcare Ltd
T Junction Childrens Service
Underley Hall School
Unity Care
Vitiality
Watersmead Care
Young Options

Average cost is £3,800 per week

4.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers? - 2
4.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? - £5,495 per week

5.1 How many Care Leavers under the age of 18 does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers? - 106
5.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? - N/A

6.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by unregulated private providers? - 36 (this has been impacted by Covid-19 and is correct as at 25/06/2020)
6.2 Please provide the names of these unregulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider?

Above n beyond
ANEW Young Peoples Services
Bright Secure Future
CareFirst Services
Clay Housing
Eclipse Properties Ltd
Key 2 Futures
Monarch
Spring Housing

Average £355 per week

7.1 How many Care Leavers aged 18 plus does the council currently accomodate in accomodation provided by regulated private providers? - None
7.2 Please provide the names of these regulated private providers and the average cost per child per week to the council per provider? - N/A

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Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]

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Regards
  
David Portch

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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