Allowances and Fees

Pay and Benefits of Fostering

At fostering families, we believe that it’s important that Foster Parents are given not only financial payments that cover the costs of caring for children or young people but also a professional fee for their work.

Fostering is a great career and our Foster Parents deserve to be rewarded for their hard work like any other worker in the social care or public sector. 

Our allowances take into account the demands of fostering and the significance of the role they play in a child or young person’s life.

We know that, although our payments are very competitive, it is impossible to place a monetary value on work that foster parents undertake on a day to day basis.

You’ll receive an excellent weekly pay for each foster child.


How does foster pay work?

The amount of allowance paid depends on the type of fostering you do with considerations like the age of the child and their individual needs.

An example payment would be £400 per week per child and increasing if you have a speaclist foster placement or have fostered more than one child. £800 per week for is paid for two children and £1200 per week is paid for three children in placement with you. All income is tax-free. Each case is decided upon individual merits.

If you would like to discuss our allowances and fees further, please call our office or send us an email to where we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

Additional Fostering Allowances

We would also provide higher professional fees for Foster Children and Young people that require more skilled support, for example:

  • Learning Disability
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Parent and Child
  • Remand Placements
  • Stepdown Placements

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:

  • An allowance towards the cost of a holiday for the child
  • An initial clothing allowance and school uniform allowance
  • Help towards the cost of celebrations for children, such as birthdays, Christmas and other festivals
  • Summer Activity Allowance


Sound good? Would you like to find out more?

Your Journey Begins Here!

Apply now using our online Fostering Enquiry tool and we shall guide you through our simple process to become a therapeutic foster carer

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Our response and support for foster carers


We hope you are all well. We are very much thinking of you all at this difficult time. The health issues and concerns relating to Corona virus (Covid-19) are unfortunately continuing on and we very much hope that this impacts you and your family as little as possible; we do appreciate the challenges that are currently taking place.

As a Fostering Agency supporting children, young people and you, we are monitoring official guidance set out by National Government, Public Health England, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, World Health Organisation and are adapting our practices as suitably as possible, in order to reduce and minimise the threat and risks posed by Covid-19.

Please click on the button below to see national guidance and updates about Covid-19.

We are following the Government Guidance, NHS, Children’s Commissioner and other authorities to make sure we are doing everything we can.

If you have any questions, please email or speak to your social worker.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


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