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Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy for Foster Carers and Supported Lodgings Providers

Wiltshire Council wants to improve the lives and life chances of children in care and care leavers. The Council recognises that it needs to support residents who offer foster care to children and young people. Children who are looked after are vulnerable and often have complex lives and behaviour which means that the role of the foster carer can at times be very demanding. In addition to the emotional resilience which is required by the role, there can also be financial challenges associated with caring for looked after children. By granting a discretionary discount from council tax, the Council will be providing practical help, incentive and recognition for the work that Foster Carers and Supported Lodgings providers do.

Reducing Council Tax in these circumstances will hereafter be known as an award of Foster Carers Relief.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Policy Framework Change;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/03/2019

Decision due: 30 Apr 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection laura.mayes@wiltshire.gov.uk, Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Economic Development philip.whitehead@wiltshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Lucy Townsend (Director - Family and Children)

Department: Finance and Procurement

Contact: Lucy Townsend, Director - Family and Children Email: lucy.townsend@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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  • Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy for Foster Carers and Supported Lodgings Providers  

 

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