Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County 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

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received 1st May 2019.

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If we require any clarification or further details we will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change.

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Sara Enticott, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Sara Enticott

 

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Policy & Special Projects/Polisi & Prosiectau Arbennig      

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act,
please see our response attached in relation to Special Guardianship
Financial Support:-

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority’s FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority’s Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-

 

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

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Yvonne Jenkins

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Tel: 01639 763035

 
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