How Much Pay Will I Receive?
There are a number of different factors which contribute to how much foster carers are paid per week.
As a minimum, our fostering families receive £441 per week for one child on a standard fostering arrangement.
This will equate to £23,360 a year as your basic allowance, although carers can earn more.
A lot of our carers support more than one child, and some support children with additional needs, meaning they will be receiving more per week.
If you are fostering a parent and child, which is one of the most in-demand areas of fostering, you can expect to earn a minimum of £882 per week.
If you are fostering siblings, like lots of our families do, this can be in the region of £1,300 per week.
A young person with complex needs, or unable to live alongside other children, may mean you can earn £630 per week.
It is important to note that the allowance given to you is to help cover the cost of the child as well as payment for your work. But we always strive to pay our carers a competitive allowance, so do not let finances be the reason to stop you from fostering.
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