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When a child is placed into foster care, the cost of caring for them is paid to the Foster Carer in the form of a fostering allowance. This is made up of financial payments that cover the costs of caring for a child and a professional fee for their work. This enables Foster Carers to commit to fostering as a full-time career.
Our Foster Carers deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. Although we know it is impossible to place a monetary value on work that Foster Carers undertake on a day to day basis, our generous allowances take into account the demands of foster caring and the significant role they play in a child or young person’s life.
The amount of allowance paid depends on the type of fostering you do, with considerations like the age and individual needs of the child.
The fees we pay to our Foster Parents vary according to the type of fostering you do. You’ll receive an excellent 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 one child in place for 52 weeks in the 2020/21 tax year
As well as your professional fee we offer additional allowances, some that are unique to us, that other fostering providers do not. Allowances such as:
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.
Our local offices and countryside locations are carefully chosen and decorated with bright colours, pictures and plants. So everyone experiences a sense of care, value and ‘a homely’ feel when they come to work or visit. We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.
Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.