Payments to foster carers

Financial support for foster carers is made up of two main components – a weekly allowance based on the age of the child or children you foster, and a weekly fee determined by our payment for skills model and based on your fostering skill level.

Fostering

Foster carer allowances (per child) from April 2016:

0-4 year olds: £145.00

5-10 year olds: £165.17

11-16 year olds: £205.62

16-18 year olds: £250.14

Foster carer fees:

Level 1 – not payable

Level 2 - £72, after 6 months of fostering

Level 3 - £151, after 2 ½ years of fostering

Level 4 - £226, after 4 years of fostering