Caption: Expenditure
   
Item

Allowable Expenditure

 

Method of Payment

Notes
Emergency and One-Off Payments

Food (per child per day)

£5.00
Maximum

per child per day

Vouchers  
Gas

£5.00 - £10.00
Maximum

one-off payment

Cash

Dependent upon circumstances 

Electric

£5.00 - £10.00
Maximum

one-off payment

Cash

Dependent upon circumstances 

Clothing

£50.00
Maximum

one-off payment

Vouchers

As appropriate

Toiletries

£5.00
Maximum

per child one-off payment

Cash

Vouchers if to parent/carer

Other equipment and household items

To be ordered through Office Manager only

 

Casework Expenses - All payments are to a maximum level per child

Casework expenses

£10.00

per child

Cash

Case work expenses should be agreed in advance by the worker's line manager and payments should only be made to support ongoing direct work with a child/young person.

Workers and Managers should be mindful of the Every Child Matters 5 outcomes and not provide activities that do not support those outcomes.

Contact Expenses - All payments are to a maximum level per child

Daytime only contact

£10.00

1st child

Cash

Contact expenses should be agreed in advance by the worker's line manager and payments should only be made to support contact with a child/young person if participating in activities/outings or a meal out/refreshments (healthy options only)

£8.00

2nd child

Cash

 

£5.00

further children

Cash

 

Overnight contact

£10.00

per night for 1st child

Cash  

£8.00

per night for 2nd child

Cash  

£5.00

per night for further children

Cash

 

Car mileage for contact

£0.30

per mile

Cash

Mileage based on AA route planner

Public transport

Cash, metro card or Day Rover as appropriate