Freedom of Information Request

Request re the cost of children's residential placements

Received: 27 April 2022

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act relating to the cost of children's residential placements in the UK.

Please can you tell me:

1. What is the most expensive residential care placement you have had to commission for a single child in the past five years, when was it, how long was it for and what specialised services were being provided for that cost? (eg £10k a week for six months for a 13-year-old girl with autism subject to a deprivation of liberty order who was deemed a danger to herself and others). Please indicate if it was a private placement or local authority run provision.

2. How often in the past five years have you had to pay at least £10,000 a week per child? Please break down the answer by year and indicate whether the placements were private or local authority.
I'd like to receive the information electronically please.

If you have any questions, please contact me on this email or via phone: 07824 695120.
thank you

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download