Children in care – current numbers and costs

How many children do you have in care as of the date of this request, 21st December 2018?


Can you tell me the average weekly cost per child in care under the following categories:

  • internal fostering
  • external fostering
  • internal residential
  • external residential
  • supported accommodation
  • secure accommodation/placement?

Disclosure of this information would prejudice the ability of the authority to negotiate or compete in a commercial environment for future contracts.  Whilst we appreciate the need for openness it is not in the public interest to harm the commercial interests of the authority.  This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s. 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.