Foster care registration

How many foster carers have left (been de-registered by) Devon’s Fostering Service since April 2016 and how many new foster carers were registered during the same period? 

See National Statistics for Fostering in England 2016-2017  published 29 March 2018

How much was spent from the Children’s Social Care budget on Independent Fostering Agency placements between April 2016 to date? 

Total spend on Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) placements 1st April 2016 to 31st July 2018 charged to the Children’s Social Care budget is £19,495,000.  

This includes spend on all types of IFA placement including Parent & Child and Care Leaver arrangements.