Catalogue by countries / Caring for Children - Counting the Costs

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT UK-041
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Title Caring for Children - Counting the Costs
Author KIND Paul
Generic unit Discussion Paper 97

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Publisher Centre for Health Economics, Health Economics Consortium, University of York
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Type of material Monograph
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Country concerned
Index Substitute-family
Foster-care-dom
Awareness-raising
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Child-interest
Free text Undated report (published after the coming into effect of the Children's Act of 1989) on the costs of foster care in the United Kingdom. The author presents a simplified and fairer method for estimating the real costs of "boarding out" allowances for a child living with foster carers, which at the moment are based on data from the annual Family Expenditure Survey (FES) reflecting what an "average" family would spend - the author points out the fact that a foster family is not "average", and fostering a child will entail additional activity and expenditure. He also points out the unjustified differences in Local Authorities' foster care payments in different parts of the country. Among the considerations for advocating rewarding foster carers fairly, is the fact that social services invest in training programmes and they need to insure that they retain the services of those with experience.

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Work area Social work -->
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