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Subsistence payments to families with No Recourse to Public Funds seeking access to support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.

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Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

In a recent reply to a FOIA response submitted 23/11/2020 you outlined the local authority's policy on the provision of financial support to families with No Recourse to Public Funds (“NRPF”) seeking access to support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.

Following on from this, under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please confirm whether the local authority, for a family eligible for support under Section 17 of the Children's Act 1989, who have no other source of income:

a) has guidance on the minimum or median rate of support provided per family member?
b) if so, what is the minimum or median rate received per week (or fortnight if subsistence is paid fortnightly rather than weekly)?

c) whether the local authority provides additional funds for children aged 1-3?
d) whether the local authority provides additional funds for children aged 0-1?
e) whether the local authority provides additional funds for pregnant mothers?
f) whether the local authority provided any additional subsistence payments during the Covid-19 pandemic to help with additional costs?

g) if the answer to any of questions c)-f) is yes, then please outline what additional funds are received per week (or fortnight if subsistence is paid fortnightly rather than weekly)?

h) whether the local authority provides a maternity grant following the birth of a child?
i) and if so, how much is this grant and is it provided for every child or only for the first child born to the mother?

j) whether the local authority provides discretionary payments for additional expenditure, eg. winter clothes, school uniforms, travel costs?
k) and if so, is there any guidance on the maximum amount payable or the frequency of payments?

If you hold any of the information requested but consider it is exempt from disclosure, please state specifically what exemption you rely upon (including the relevant statutory provision) and the reason you consider it to be applicable.

We look forward to receiving your response within 20 working days as per the FOIA.

Kind regards

Kristine Harris

foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Kristine Harris,

 

Children’s Services for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM)
are delivered by Achieving for Children (AfC) our partner organisation
providing children services on behalf of the council.

 

We do not hold the information you are requesting.

 

You will need to submit your Freedom of Information request directly to
AfC at: [email address]

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Angelica Popa, PC.foi.

Information Governance and Elections Officer

Information Governance Team

Governance Service

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St.Ives Road

Tel: 01628-685806

 

Website: http://www.rbwm.gov.uk

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