Issue details

In-House Fostering - Part A

To present an invest to save proposal in relation to increasing the band payments made to in-house foster carers in order to ensure retention of and increase recruitment of new carers in order to meet our sufficiency demands and reduce reliance on external fostering and residential placements for our children looked after.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: 24 Jan 2023 by Executive

Lead member: Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Director of Children's Care

Department: Children's Services

Contact: Paul Rudd, Head of Residential Services Email:, Claire Walker Email:

Does this Plan form part of the Council Budget / Policy Framework?: Yes

Would this decision be contrary to the Policy Framework, or not wholly in accordance with the Council's approved Budget?: No

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