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Kinship and foster care Written Answer, 29/04/13 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether there is parity in financial support for kinship and foster carers and, if not, when there will be; and how many foster carers there are, broken down by local authority.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that the Scottish Government does not set the level of payments to either kinship carers or foster carers. Payments are the responsibility of local authorities. However, the Scottish Government recognises that financial support needs to be more consistent, if it is to be fair and is currently reviewing financial support to kinship carers with an aim to publish its findings by autumn 2013.

Neither the Scottish Government nor the Care Inspectorate collects information on the number of foster carers broken down by local authority area.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 29 April 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 29 April 2013