Issue details

20/00020 - Proposed Revision of Rates Payable and Charges Levied by Kent County Council for Children's Social Care Services in 2020-21

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/02/2020

Decision due: Not before 24th Mar 2020 by Cabinet Member for Integrated Children's Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Integrated Children's Services

Lead director: Matt Dunkley CBE

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Karen Stone, Revenue Finance Manager (0-25 Services) Tel: 03000 416733 Email:


This decision was discussed and endorsed at the CYPE Cabinet Committee meeting on 11 March 2020.

Financial implications: The uplift of Rates & Charges is included in the Draft 2020-21 Revenue Budget and the Draft 2020-23 Medium Term Financial Plan.

Legal implications: KCC have a duty to review the allowances and fees paid to foster carers on an annual basis as outlined in the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services issued by the Secretary of State under section 23 of the Children Standards Act 2000.

Equalities implications: An assessment has been completed and did not identify any adverse impact within these proposals to increase funding rates for children’s services. A copy of this will be attached with the report that is presented to CYPE Cabinet Committee on 11 March 2020.


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