FOI request (FOIR-418451002)
Cost of children's residential placements
Requested Thu 28 April 2022
Responded Wed 04 May 2022
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? (For example, £10,000 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.
Information not held
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