Payment and allowances for foster carers

You’ll receive a weekly allowance for each child in your care. The allowance varies according to the age of the child or young person and is intended to cover full child care costs including food and clothing, household costs, personal care, pocket money and travel costs. This allowance does not usually affect any benefit you receive or tax you pay.

You may also receive additional payments which reflect your experience, training completed and the type of care you provide. We will discuss all payments and allowances in full at the Skills to Foster Course.

The following document will provide further information about becoming a foster carer:


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