Special guardianship financial support and assessment.

Cassie Felton made this Freedom of Information request to North East Combined Authority

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Dear North East Combined Authority,

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

NECA FOI, North East Combined Authority

Thank you for your request.

We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

We have passed your request to relevant colleagues. 

We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the
working day after receipt of your request.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

 

Dear North East Combined Authority,

Your response to my request for information is now delayed. Could you please provide a reason for this and advise when I can expect a response.

Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

NECA FOI, North East Combined Authority

Dear Ms Felton,

Please accept our sincere apologies for the oversight in not responding to
your request, and any inconvenience caused as a result of the protracted
delay. We can confirm that the NECA does not hold this information; you
will need to contact individual local authorities in the NECA region for
this information.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information team

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From: Cassie Felton <[FOI #565008 email]>
Sent: 19 May 2019 11:55:29
To: NECA FOI
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Special guardianship
financial support and assessment.
 
Dear North East Combined Authority,

Your response to my request for information is now delayed. Could you
please provide a reason for this and advise when I can expect a response.

Yours faithfully,

Cassie Felton

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