HL Deb 17 June 2002 vol 636 cc61-2WA
The Earl of Listowel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the average cost of providing foster care for a child over a period of 10 years. [HL4575]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Information on the costs over a 10-year period is not available. On current prices, the average cost to a local authority in England of providing foster care was £281 per child per week in 2000–01.

Source: PSS PAF Indicator B10 collected on PSS EX1 return.