Once you are approved and have a child living with you, you will receive a weekly fostering fee paid to you directly.
Our fostering fee enhanced rate as it reflects the amount of training and level of therapeutic input expected from our carers.
In addition, you will receive a weekly maintenance allowance for the child to cover things like pocket money, savings and clothing. Information will be given to you that clearly states how much money you should set aside every week for each of the child’s allowances.
There are special tax arrangements for foster carers meaning that the allowance does not usually affect any benefits you receive or tax you pay.
Every year, you will get a statement that lists all of your payments for the previous year.