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Freedom of Information Request

Commissioning processes for providers of accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children

Received: 17 September 2021

1. Can you please explain your commissioning processes for providers of accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc. Do you spot purchase, have framework agreements or have block contracts in each of these categories?
2. If you have framework agreements and/or block contracts for accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc, please specify when each of these are due to be re-tendered.
3. What has been the average weekly cost of placing a looked after child aged under 16 year in a private residential children's home since 2016 up to date?
4. What has been the average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a private residential children's home since 2016 up to date?
5. What has been the average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision since 2016 up to date?
6. What has been the average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in an unsupervised semi-independent provision since 2016 up to date? Please include the cost of floating support. Please advise if you do not place 16-17 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision.
7. What has been the average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision since 2016 up to date? Please advise if you do not place 18-24 year olds in a supervised semi-independent provision.
8. What has been the average weekly cost of placing care leavers/uasc 18-24 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision since 2016 up to date? Please include the cost of floating support.
9. Please can you provide me with a list of all of your current suppliers signed up to framework agreements/block purchase contracts for accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc?

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