"Bringing Families Together"

"Bringing Families Together"

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Grandmother wins right to foster payment

Care payment ruling. 11/5/10, A grandmother has won the right to the same recompense for looking after her granddaughter as would be paid to a foster carer.

Mrs Justice Black ruled at the High court that the 15 year old girl must be regarded as "looked after by the local authority" because of the family history.

Kent County Council must pay the grandmother "146.23 a week instead of the £63.56 she was receiving. " It has leave to appeal.

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