Financial assistance when fostering

As well as an excellent package of support, we offer foster care allowances that can amount to over £450 per week. How this breaks down to your own situation will be discussed further during your assessment. In the meantime please see below for further guidance on other financial items that may apply to you.

Carers allowance

If you receive at least the middle rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance for a foster child, then you may be able to receive carers allowance. You will need to be regularly caring for the child at least 35 hours per week and you must not have an income of more than £77 per week. Foster care allowances are not included in this.

Child benefit

You cannot receive this for any child who you are receiving a foster care allowance for.