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Dear Kent County Council,

1. Regarding your Looked After Children aged 16-17 and for your Care Leavers aged 18-25 who are currently placed in semi-independent unregulated accommodation, please could you define the different levels/categories of care that the council has for these individuals.

2. Please could you let me know what the average cost per week per service user per Care Level per provider is when these individuals are placed in semi-independent accommodation.

An example of this could be:

.................................Care Level 1....Care Level 2....Care Level 3....Care Level 4....Care Level 5
Supplier Name 1.....£xx...................£xx....................£xx..................£xx................£xx............
Supplier Name 2.....£xx...................£xx....................£xx..................£xx................£xx.............
Supplier Name 3.....£xx...................£xx....................£xx..................£xx................£xx.............
Supplier Name 4.....£xx...................£xx....................£xx..................£xx................£xx............

3. Please let me know how many Looked After Children aged 16-17 you currently accommodate in semi-independent unregulated accommodation per care level.

4. Please let me know how many Care Leavers aged 18-25 you currently accommodate in semi independent unregulated accommodation per care level.

Yours faithfully,

James Oliver

 

Information request
Our reference: 14584434

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Information request
Our reference: 14584434

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Dear ‎Mr Oliver‏
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we are
not certain that we need further details from you in order to identify and
locate the information. Please see below:
 
I have received the following information: 
1. Regarding your Looked After Children aged 16-17 and for your Care
Leavers aged 18-25 who are currently placed in semi-independent
unregulated accommodation, please could you define the different
levels/categories of care that the council has for these individuals.
All placements into semi-independent accommodation for both Looked After
Children aged 16-17 and Care Leavers are spot-purchased on Individual
Placement Agreements and not via an overarching contract.  Therefore, we
do not have 'levels of care' for this type of provision.  The majority of
placements into semi-independent provision are on a basic core offer '
housing management costs and fixed number of support hours per week per
person (10 hours for Looked After Children and 5 hours for Care Leavers). 
These core support hours are primary focussed on helping the young person
to achieve independence, i.e. managing a tenancy, budgeting etc. 
Additional support hours can be purchased based on needs and risks
identified in the child's or young persons Care and Pathway Plans.  This
is done on a case-by-case basis and set out in the Individual Placement
Agreement.
 
In light of this, KCC would not be able to answer the further questions as
there are no 'care levels'.  Do you wish to amend your further questions
(q2, 3 and 4)?
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 07/09/2020.  If I do not hear
from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you do not
wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
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