Question and Response:
Q.1 How many looked after or fostered children reached care-leaving age in 2018/19?
A.1 Care-leaving age has been taken to mean 17 (as the youngest care-leaver cohort is 17 and 18 year olds). Also assumed the requester is asking about how many of our current LAC will reach this age over the course of 2018/19: 28
Q.2 Of those, how many requested a personal advisor or further support from the council?
A.2 All care leaving young people are allocated an 18+ personal advisor up to the age of 21 years, they are offered ongoing support up to the age of 25 years if they want to access this also.
Q.3 Did any of those cease the arrangement for further support or a personal advisor in the same year?
Q.4 How is further support/personal advisors for care leavers resourced? Ie how many members of staff are there for how many care leavers
A.4 There are currently 4 x Social Work Support Assistant Personal advisors holding an average caseload of 30 cases from the ages of 17 up to 21/25
Q.5 Is there currently a waiting list or backlog for personal advisors? If so, how long is it?
Q.6 How many former (including the 2018/19 intake) care leavers in total are currently receiving further support from the council?
Q.7 Is there a drop-out or disengagement rate recorded? If so, what is it?