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Care and housing provision for children (FOI)

Care and housing provision for children (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 May 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Since 2010 how many local children, per year, have been placed into the care of UK services?


What is the expense per year from 2010 to 2020 in funding care services for all local children in the UK?


The number of children, per year, living in public services provisional housing ie states run homes, foster families?


The overall cost of point C above and the amount, if any, of charitable contributions for housing provisions for children?



The Department is unable to provide a breakdown of the number of children who moved to UK placements by year as the data contains numbers fewer than five (<5). Some end of year totals also contain numbers fewer than five. Therefore, Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to this part of the request. The majority of children placed off island are in long-term, stable foster care placements. A small number of children are placed off-island in specialist residential home placements.


​Number of children looked after placed off-island on 31 December

​2010 ​<5


Year ​

​Provider costs

​2010 £757,023.89



​Children Looked After on island in residential care and foster placements

​2010 74

Additionally, some children are Looked After on Full Care Orders or Interim Care Orders but are placed with parents – they are excluded from these figures.



​Total cost of on-island residential care homes and foster placements

​2010 £3,269,788.50

Costs include all staffing and non-staffing costs associated with residential homes, as well as allowances and professional carers fees for foster placements. The increase in annual costs over the 10 year period is largely due to increased staffing costs and allowances.

Article Applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if – (a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and (b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

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