Dear Croydon Borough Council,
I have the following queries regarding the setting up of a children's and young adults' residential home in the borough.
1. How many Residential Children’s and Young Adults' Homes operate in the Borough of Croydon at present (run by the council, private, charity or non profit)?
2. Will the Council be willing to fund/support financially the setting up of a Non-Profit or Charity run Children’s and Sound Adults' home operation in the borough?
3. If yes what would the criteria be to win such funding?
4. If charitable funding for the residential home is not able to support it fully will the council be able to financially support it for that period of time to help provide its services successfully?
5. Do such Residential homes have fixed long term contracts with the Council or is it an “as and when needed’ association?
6. If the contracts are fixed then is there a fixed number of children that the council refers each month?
7. What are the Council’s commission processes with residential homes?
8. Do commissions vary according to the needs of the child or are fixed?
9. Do rates vary for long term, short term and emergency referrals?
10. What is the average weekly cost of placing a child in care?
11. Who pays for children who are placed in care via private (teachers, neighbours, relatives etc) referral?
12. What is the number of children or young adults that a home can accommodate at one time?
13. Does the council provide residential homes with professional and service support if it is a non-profit or charity run operation?
14. On an average how many children from Croydon are placed in care in other boroughs?
I would appreciate comprehensive answers so that I can a complete picture and be in a better position to make a decision regarding this matter.
I look forward to your reply
Thanking you in advance
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