Become a Foster Parent

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 an excellent weekly pay for each foster child, on average £450 per week per 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).

 

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 2018/19 tax year

 

For more information or to ask any questions you may have, please Contact Us

 

Fostering Offices

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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.

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Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.