Fees and allowances
Fostering payments are made weekly, and are made up of an allowance to be spent on the child, and a fee for yourself.
You will also receive allowances for birthdays and celebrated holidays.
|Age Band||Weekly allowance for child||Foster carer's weekly fee||Total|
|0 to 4||£181||£210||£391|
|5 to 10||£201||£210||£411|
|11 to 15||£234||£210||£444|
|16 to 19||£269||£210||£479|
The additional payments available are:
- retainer fees and up to 2 weeks paid respite per year
- birthday allowance up to £256 per year
- festival allowance up to £256 per year
- holiday allowance for the child up to £512 per year
- holiday allowance for the foster carer up to £700 per year
- referral reward of £1200 upon approval of new carers