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.

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Table of fostering fees
Age BandWeekly allowance for childFoster carer's weekly feeTotal
0 to 4£181£210£391
5 to 10£201£210£411
11 to 15£234£210£444
16 to 19£269£210£479

Additional payments

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
  • Start up grant of £500

Get in touch

Email: iwanttofoster@croydon.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 222 2112

Facebook: fosterforcroydon