To approve a review of foster carer fees and retainers; including a review of the ‘Payment for Skills’ model and associated foster carer fee and retainer structure, reflecting the introduction of new tiers of carer skill level, and to establish a single set of terms and conditions in a single, rationalised approach.
To approve the use of strategic contingency reserves to fund the proposals.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/04/2022
Decision due: 19 Oct 2022 by Executive Board
Lead director: Director of Children and Families
Department: Children and Families
Contact: Joel Hanna, Head of Service, Children Looked After 07545 604328 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will continue to be benchmarked against any available National/Regional Fostering Terms and arrangements, and consultation will take place with relevant stakeholders on proposed changes to the existing payment structure.
Executive Member for Adult and Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships
Corporate Parenting Board
Foster Carer Liaison Group and wider foster care community
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Adults & Children's Social Care & Health Partnerships