Prioritising allowance needs for Special Guardians and families with children who are voluntarily looked after by the local authority by introducing Financial Assessment

Closes 17 Dec 2017

Opened 6 Nov 2017


Bristol City Council is proposing changes to the funding it offers to parents and carers who need extra help to provide care for their children. This would enable us to reduce the budget for this service by £50k in 2018/19.

Our proposals are described in the survey below. Please give us your views.

Savings to other services

You can see the full list of savings which we propose to make over the next five years as part of our Corporate Strategy and Budget Consultation at

Next steps

Your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making a decision they will also take consultation responses into consideration.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published in early 2018.

Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, carers and guardians


  • Children and young people