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Consultation: Fostering Fees and Allowances

Posted on: 11 October 2018

UPDATE: The new Fostering and Fees Allowances Model was unanimously approved by cabinet on 10th October 2018.  You can watch the meeting here.
Thank you to all carers and staff who participated in the process.  Work will continue over the coming months as we head towards implementation in January 2019.

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Devon County Council is proposing to spend an extra £1 million on foster carers’ fees in order to target care for vulnerable children more effectively and boost recruitment.

The proposal follows an extensive review of their current fees and allowances, and months of work with foster carers to identify a new fairer system. Download copies of the information boards here.

The consultation will be carried out through a series of events for foster carers, and a decision is planned to be made later in the autumn.

Consultation events:

DateVenueTimeParking
Weds 25 July Isca Centre, Summer Lane, Exeter, EX4 8NT 10am – 3pmOn site
Mon 30 July Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE10am – 3pm On site
Tues 31 July Filleigh Village Hall, Filleigh, Barnstaple, EX32 0RS10am – 3pmOn site
Wed 1 August Oak Rooms, St Peters Street, Tiverton. EX16 6NU 10am – 3pm Market Place, Tiverton
Thurs 2 August Isca Centre, Summer Lane, Exeter. EX4 8NT10am – 3pm On site
Tues 11 Sept Isca Centre, Summer Lane, Exeter. EX4 8NT 11am – 3pm On site
Wed 12 Sept The Plough Arts Centre, Fore Street, Torrington, EX38 8HQ 11am – 3 pm

There will be refreshments and children are welcome to attend. Please confirm your attendance by emailing: childsc.fosteringregisteredmanager-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

Read the full article here.