National review of care allowances: final report and recommendations

A national review of Care allowances was carried out between November 2017 and August 2018. Here is a report on the findings of that review along with 12 recommendations.


The Group have agreed in principle to improving consistency and transparency of information about child allowances as well as improved support for foster, kinship and adoptive families and carers. In making the recommendations to Ministers and COSLA Leaders, the Group recognised the need for further discussions between national and local government, as many supported a change in policy and practice. The Group considered the relevant legislation that supports the administration of foster, kinship and adoption allowances as well as wider support and agreed that the following recommendations could be met within the existing legislative framework.


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