Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

Cassie Felton made this Freedom of Information request to Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Sefton Borough Council,

Can you please provide me with the following information regarding
Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

1) Does the council follow the DfE method
of assessing Special guardianship allowance. If not please provide
information as to the method used.

2) What is the maximum payment for a child.

a) Pre school age
b) Primary school age
c) Secondary school age
d) Over 16

3) Is the maximum payment based on recommended core foster care
rates. If not what is the maximum payment based on.

4) Does special guardianship rise each year in line with the
increase in core fostering rates.

5) Is the financial assessment where children were previously LAC
different to the financial assessment for children who were not
LAC.

6) What deductions, if any, are made from Special guardianship
allowance, ie, Child benefit, Child tax credit.

7) If a carer is in receipt of Income support are any deductions
made from Special Guardianship allowance, ie, Child Benefit, Child
tax credit

8) Are Special guardianship allowances time limited. If so how long for.

9) How many special guardians in the authority are currently being financially supported

10) How many Child arrangement orders are currently being financially supported

11) How many friends and family, (connected persons) foster carers are in the authority.

Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

Information, Sefton Borough Council

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I am writing to request an internal review of Sefton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Special guardianship financial support and assessment.'.

Your response to my Freedom of information request made on 26 April 2019 is now seriously delayed. Please provide an explanation and an estimate when a response can be expected

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Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

Information, Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Ms Felton
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 April 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kayleigh Hogg
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