All foster carers receive payment when they are caring for a child/young person. The amount will depend on the type of care you are offering. You will be given information about finances through the process of becoming a foster carer(s).
Tier 1 Foster Carers
All newly approved foster carers will be Tier 1 until their first household review. Following the review and where there is evidence that the foster carer(s) have demonstrated completion of core training, their fee will be paid at Tier 2.
|WEEKLY – Tier 1||FOSTER CARER PAYMENT||CHILD ALLOWANCE PAYMENT||TOTAL|
|Age of child 0-4||£145.28||£144 (+£75.68 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£289.28|
|Age of child 5-10||£145.28||£160 (+ £93.08 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£305.28|
|Age of child 11-15||£145.28||£182 (+£115.13 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£327.28|
|Age of child 16+||£145.28||£214 (+£148.21 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£359.28|
Tier 2 Foster Carers
Foster carers can progress to Tier 2 after the first year of fostering and where they can demonstrate learning through core training.
|WEEKLY - Tier 2||FOSTER CARER PAYMENT||CHILD ALLOWANCE PAYMENT||TOTAL|
|Age of child 0-4||£181.82||£144 (+£75.68 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£325.82|
|Age of child 5-10||£181.82||£160 (+£93.08 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£341.82|
|Age of child 11-15||£181.82||£182 (+£115.13 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£363.82|
|Age of child 16+||£181.82||£214 (+£148.21 annual birthday and Christmas allowance)||£395.82|
£270.34 per week plus the foster carer rates.
£38.62 per night.
£207.27 per week - excisting LAC on Trial (Remand)
Respite Foster Carers
These are paid at 1/7th of the Short Term Foster Carer Allowance if not already received.
Supported Lodgings Carers
Weekly rate - £205 only
1 weeks full fee and 2 weeks half fee (Same for Supported Lodgings Carers).
Emergency 72 hours on-call
£100 per week
Travel payments (mileage) are linked to the National Joint Council. They are reviewed each year.
Last Updated: 18 July 2018