Fostering fees and allowances

Our fostering payments are a combination of:

1.      A maintenance allowance for the child

2.     A fee paid to the carer

The allowance covers the costs of everything that you need to care for a child such as food, clothing, transport, personal items and household expenses. 

The foster carers' fee recognises the amount of time they dedicate to fostering, as well as their skills and experience. 

The level of fee and allowance paid varies dependent on the foster carers' experience and the age of the child. 

Most of our carers start at Level 1, but we offer everyone the opportunity to progress through the fee levels.

Regular weekly allowance
Age group0 to 4 years5 to 10 years11 to 15 years16 to 17 years
Weekly allowance( £) £161.98 £178.71 £204.61 £248.71

An extra two weeks allowance is split and paid over six weeks in the Summer Holidays, an extra weekly allowance is paid for the child's birthday and an extra weekly allowance is made at Christmas. 

Value of fees
Weekly fee ( £)  £83.02 £160.23  £308.42 


Get in touch

We're happy to answer any questions you have about our fees and allowances and whether fostering could be a viable prospect for you: