Fees and allowances review

Please note that out payments package is currently under review, we expect this will be completed by the end of 2018

Grants for foster carers

We give all newly approved carers a grant to cover the equipment they need to prepare for their first placement.

We also offer additional grants for:

  • Clothing
  • Festivals e.g. Christmas, Eid & Birthday for each child
  • An annual holiday grant to take children away on holiday
  • Grants for specific activities to help with children’s development

Fostering allowance

We provide an allowance to look after the child and a skill fee payment for the carer. 

Our allowances are based on the age of the child and the assessed skill level of the  carer. New carers will be approved at level one, we offer the training and support to progress to a level 2 and 3 where you can receive a higher rate of pay

Pay ranges from £126.50 a week for a child aged 0-4 up to £188 a week for a young person aged 16+. The intention is that this allowance covers all the costs of looking after a child, including food, clothing, activities, pocket money, transport, gas, electric, etc.  

Contact Fostering Services