Children in Care Support package (FOI)
Children in Care Support package (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 November 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How much was set aside for the Care Leavers’ Offer and Support Entitlement for Looked After Children fund since it was introduced?
Please provide a break down of spending into categories on this as well as how many individuals benefitted from this?
Please advise if any complaints have been raised over the scheme and how it was run?
£1.67 million is put aside in the Government Plan for the Children in Care Support package.
For further information please follow the links below:
Guide for Young People Leaving Care.pdf (gov.je)
Support Entitlement for Children in Care.pdf (gov.je)
Government launches landmark care package of support (gov.je)
The Scheduled Public Authority has determined that to produce a breakdown of spending into categories would require analysis of each individual and how their funding was applied.
It is estimated this would exceed the cost limit provisions set out in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 as the information is not held in a reportable format. Therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
The number of Care Leavers by Year are shown below:
Please note these numbers include the Children Looked After who either qualify or qualified for the offer and have had an allocated Personal Advisor. The Care leavers will appear more than once if they stay in the system across more than one year.
Whilst the Government of Jersey has a Customer Feedback Management System each Children’s Services complaint raised would need to be looked at individually to see if it relates to Care Leavers’ Offer and Support Entitlement for Looked After Children fund / scheme. The Scheduled Public Authority has estimated that to produce the data would exceed the cost limit provisions set out in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 as the information is not held in a reportable format. Therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.