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Melissa Wedderburn

Dear Salford City Council,

I’m requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please could you answer the following questions in regard to Looked After Children (LAC) in Residential Semi-independent and Supported Placements, covering the ages below:
Age Groups: 12-15, 16-17 and 18+
LAC Band: Care leavers, Young people with children, Women needing refuge, Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Homelessness and Threaten with Homelessness.

1. How many Looked After Children (LAC) does Salford City Council currently have?

2. How many of these LAC are aged 12-15?
i. How many are currently placed in 24 hour support accommodation?
ii. Do you require more 24 hour supported housing providers for 12-15 year olds?
iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged 12 –15.
iv. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of supported accommodation to LAC aged 12-15. Please include costs for 24 hour support.

3. How many of these LAC are aged 16 and 17?
i. How many are currently placed in semi-independent accommodation?
ii. Do you require more housing providers for LAC aged 16 and 17? If so, in what sector? (semi-independent or supported housing)
iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used for the provision of services for semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17.
iv. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17. Please include the costs for floating support.
v. How many LAC aged 16-17 are currently placed in supported accommodation?
vi. Do you require more supported housing providers for 16-17 year olds?
vii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17.
viii. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of supported accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17. Please include the costs for 24 hour support.

4. How many of these LAC are aged 18+?
i. How many are currently placed in semi-independent accommodation?
ii. Do you require more housing providers for LAC aged 18+? If so, in what sector? (semi-independent or supported housing)
iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used for the provision of services for semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 18+.
iv. Please provide the average cost per young adult (18+) per week per provider of semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 18+. Please include the costs for floating support.
v. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged 18+.
vi. Please provide the average cost per young adult (18+) per week per provider for 24 hour supported accommodation to LAC aged 18+. Please include the costs for 24-hour support.

5. Please can you explain your commissioning process for semi-independent and supported living providers? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts?
i. Where and how do I register?

6. Where can I find the local authorities guidelines stating the requirements needed to operate as a regulated semi-independent housing provider? is an office space an essential requirement?
i. Please supply a list of standard policies & procedures.

7. Is an inspection carried out on the property before semi-independent placements commence? If so, who is the best point of contact to arrange inspection?

8. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates, and referrals?
i. Please can you provide the contact details of the relevant person.

9. When are the next tender dates?

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Wedderburn

Gleadhill, Lynn, Salford City Council

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Dear Ms Wedderburn,

 

Please find the response to your request as attached.

 

Thank you

Lynn

 

 

Dear Salford City Council,

 

I’m requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please could you answer the following questions in regard to Looked After
Children (LAC) in Residential Semi-independent and Supported Placements,
covering the ages below:

 

Age Groups: 12-15, 16-17 and 18+

 

LAC Band: Care leavers, Young people with children, Women needing refuge,
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Homelessness and Threaten with Homelessness.

 

 

1. How many Looked After Children (LAC) does Salford City Council
currently have?

 

 

 

2. How many of these LAC are aged 12-15?

 

i. How many are currently placed in 24 hour support accommodation?

 

ii. Do you require more 24 hour supported housing providers for 12-15 year
olds?

 

iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being
used for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged
12 –15.

 

iv. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of
supported accommodation to LAC aged 12-15. Please include costs for 24
hour support.

 

 

 

3. How many of these LAC are aged 16 and 17?

 

i. How many are currently placed in semi-independent accommodation?

 

ii. Do you require more housing providers for LAC aged 16 and 17? If so,
in what sector? (semi-independent or supported housing)

 

iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being
used for the provision of services for semi-independent accommodation to
LAC aged 16 and 17.

 

iv. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of
semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17. Please include the
costs for floating support.

 

v. How many LAC aged 16-17 are currently placed in supported
accommodation?

 

vi. Do you require more supported housing providers for 16-17 year olds?

 

vii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being
used for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged
16 and 17.

 

viii. Please provide the average cost per child per week per provider of
supported accommodation to LAC aged 16 and 17. Please include the costs
for 24 hour support.

 

 

 

4. How many of these LAC are aged 18+?

 

i. How many are currently placed in semi-independent accommodation?

 

ii. Do you require more housing providers for LAC aged 18+? If so, in what
sector? (semi-independent or supported housing)

 

iii. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being
used for the provision of services for semi-independent accommodation to
LAC aged 18+.

 

iv. Please provide the average cost per young adult (18+) per week per
provider of semi-independent accommodation to LAC aged 18+. Please include
the costs for floating support.

 

v. Please provide the company names of the providers currently being used
for the provision of services for supported accommodation to LAC aged 18+.

 

vi. Please provide the average cost per young adult (18+) per week per
provider for 24 hour supported accommodation to LAC aged 18+. Please
include the costs for 24-hour support.

 

 

 

5. Please can you explain your commissioning process for semi-independent
and supported living providers? Do you spot purchase, have framework
contacts/agreement or block contracts?

 

i. Where and how do I register?

 

 

 

6. Where can I find the local authorities guidelines stating the
requirements needed to operate as a regulated semi-independent housing
provider? is an office space an essential requirement?

 

i. Please supply a list of standard policies & procedures.

 

 

 

7. Is an inspection carried out on the property before semi-independent
placements commence? If so, who is the best point of contact to arrange
inspection?

 

 

 

8. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning,
service provision, rates, and referrals?

 

i. Please can you provide the contact details of the relevant person.

 

 

 

9. When are the next tender dates?

 

 

 

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