Payments to Adoptive Parents

Avril Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Peterborough City Council

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Avril Williams

Dear Peterborough City Council,

Please can you quantify your Council's expenditure during the 2010-2011 financial year on EACH of the following, -

First, Adopted Child Support Allowance

Second, Grants to Adoptive Parents to purchase furniture,
equipment, etc, prior to the adopted children's arrival.

Third, prospective Adoptive Parents expenses, e.g, mileage,
reimbursement of loss of earnings when attending Court, meals and hotel accommodation when visiting a prospective adoptive child in its Foster Home, etc.

Each Council will have its own rules in respect of allowable
expenses.

Yours faithfully,

A Williams

Dear Peterborough City Council,

Your provision of requested information is now 17 DAYS OVERDUE.

By law, it SHOULD have arrived by 2nd August

Yours faithfully,

A Williams

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Peterborough City Council

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email dated the 19th August 2011.  I can confirm
that you were responded to on the 19th July 2011 and again on the 29th
July 2011 from which sought further clarification.

I can confirm that the figure of £21,311 relates to reimbursement of
expenses as stated and these include reimbursement of any legal expenses
of adoptors.

The entries on the authority's ledgers that were reviewed in respect of
your enquiry indicate that these reimbursements were for legal and non
legal costs.

I hope the above response answers your query.

Kind regards

Sally Gammons

Compliance Officer (Information)

Legal and Governance

Chief Executive's Department

Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HQ

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Peterborough City Council paid -L-21,311.96 to new adoptive parents for the reimbursement of expenses incurred and settling in grants during the financial year 2010/2011.

Peterborough City Council paid -L-6,274.11 on costs relating to travel, accommodation and subsistence of prospective adopters visiting children for adoption introduction purposes.
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Is the £6,274.11 in Paragraph 2 in addition to, or part of, the £21,311.96 in Paragraph 1?

I'm compiling a report therefore I need to try to get my facts correct.

Yours sincerely,

A Williams

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Peterborough City Council

Good afternoon

Further to your email of 22 August 2011 I can confirm that the £6,274.11 in Paragraph 2 in addition to the £21,311.96 in Paragraph 1?

If you have any further queries please let us know.

Kind Regards

Sally Gammons
Freedom of Information Team
Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HQ

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Avril Williams left an annotation ()

Peterborough Council added its initial reply to THIS question, to an earlier question about Maintenance Allowances - which has caused ME confusion, let alone anytone else