Can I Become a Foster Carer

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Foster Pay and Allowances

As professionals, it is important that Foster Parents are given financial payments that cover the cost of caring for children, plus a fee for their work. This will enable you to commit to foster parenting as a full-time career and work from your own home.


The fees we pay to our Foster Parents vary according to the type of fostering you do. You’ll receive great weekly pay for each foster child. Typically a Foster Parent could earn £23,400* a year, tax free, fostering one child (that's the equivalent of a £29,440* taxed salary) based on an average weekly fee of £450 per child, per week with the child in place 52 weeks of the year.


You’ll also receive generous allowances to help towards all the added costs of looking after children: travel, clothing, equipment, festive gifts and extras to enable you to take foster children on holidays with you.


We also offer the opportunity of higher pay grades with promotion.


*Based on a child in place for 52 weeks in the 2020/21 tax year


If By the Bridge with Cambian seems like the type of agency you would like to foster with then Contact Us for more information to begin your fostering journey.

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