Fees and allowances

Our foster carers receive a fostering fee and fostering allowance for each child they care for.  The fostering fee is £315 per week and the fostering allowance rate is £168.31 for a child, age 0 to 4 years, £195.81 for a child aged 5 to 15 years and £268.41 for a child aged 16 to 18 years.

The fee refers to the carer’s income for fostering and does not need to be spent on the child. The allowance covers the cost of providing for the child in order to meet his or her everyday needs.

Fostering weekly allowances

0 to 4 £168.31
5 to 15 £195.81
16 to 18 £268.41

In addition, Christmas and Birthday allowances equivalent to one week’s standard allowance and Holiday allowance equivalent to two weeks standard allowance. Christmas allowances will be paid in advance of the one in which Christmas falls.

Fostering weekly fees

0 to 18 £315 per week

A pro rata, daily rate applies to both fee and allowance when a child is with the carer for less than a full week.