Generous Foster Care Pay & Allowance | What You Can Earn

Pay and Allowances

Up to £35,000 per year
Plus, up to £15,000 cost of care allowance

We understand that fostering is a vocation, but it is essential to know that you can still meet your financial commitments. The fees vary depending on your role.

Full-time foster carers

Full-time carers will receive a professional fee of up to £35,000 pa dependent on skills and qualifications along with an additional payment of up to £15,000 which is tax-free, for age-related allowances, to meet the costs of caring for the child or young person in their care.

Full-time planned short-break carers

Full-time planned short break carers receive approximately £26,000 pa, along with any allowances, as above, for children in their care.