As with any new foster carer applicants, we are keen to hear from those who want to make a positive impact on children’s lives. However, as you already know, fostering is a highly skilled role – and our fees and allowances reflect that.
The total fostering allowance that you receive will vary based on a number of factors, including the type of foster care you are providing, the number or children that you care for and their age, as well as the complexity of their needs.
You will also receive additional payments for children’s birthdays, holidays and religious festivals. Additionally, we also pay long service awards and a Refer a Friend fee (if you recommend someone who then goes on to be an approved foster carer with us).
Here are some examples of the weekly allowances you could expect to receive: