Freedom of information response

Marketing & Recruitment Information

Publication date: 
Friday 20 December 2019
Request: 

Between April 2018 – March 2019 & April 2019 to present -

1. The numbers of general foster carers recruited monthly
2. The Recruitment Strategy that has provided the best outcome, and the least outcome
3. The Marketing & Recruitment budget that has been provided for April 2018-March 2019 & April 2019-March 2020
4. The offer that has been provided to your foster carers

Response: 

April 2018-March 2019 = 8

April 2019 to date = 9

Our recruitment strategy is available online - https://www.proceduresonline.com/thurrock/cs/user_controlled_lcms_area/uploaded_files/Recruitment%20Strategy.pdf.  We have found attending local events, social media and word of mouth most effective.

£30K per annum

4.  Our current offer to carers is available via the following web link: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/fostering

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Request reference:
FOI 9585