Foster Care Allowances and Fee Structure

 

1) Please could you tell me your 2017-18 weekly foster care allowances for all age bands, NOT including any fee/reward element for foster carers.

Age Group17/18 Boarding Out Weekly Rates (£)
0-4144.72
5 to 10164.80
11 to 15205.24
16+249.71


2) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for foster carers (NB this is different to allowances for the child). Please include:-

i) Details of the levels/bands for carers and how much you pay per week at each level/band.

Tier17/18 Progression Weekly Rates
1101.03
2151.51

 Tier 3 £563.26 all inclusive rate covering allowance and fee

ii) The number of foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.

 Tier 1  – 34 households

Tier 2  – 135 households

Tier 3  – 97  households

All fully approved foster carers receive a fee.


3) Please could you tell me your weekly allowances to former foster carers looking after young people in Staying Put 18+ arrangements, broken down by year 1, year 2, and year 3+ if necessary.

Where the young person turns 18 during their final academic year and continues to live with their carers they will be paid full allowances until the official school leaving date in July.   After the date in  July and in subsequent years the carers receive £270.76p


4) Please detail your current fee/reward structure for former foster carers looking after young people in Staying Put arrangements. Please include d
etails of the levels/bands and how much you pay per week at each level/band.

As above.


ii) Please supply the number of former foster carers on each level/band, including those that receive no fee on top of the child’s allowance.”

As at 31st March 2017 there were 27 young people on staying put arrangements