At Team Fostering we provide foster carers with comprehensive support including a range of fees, allowances and benefits.
The amount we pay you varies depending on the age of the child. Over two thirds of children placed with us are 11 or over and for this age group we pay you £503.27 per week* which is £26,170.04 per year.
Unlike some agencies we don’t reduce our payment to you per child for any additional children in placement. More than 60% of our carers have more than one placement and if two children aged 12 and 14 were placed with you the payment would increase to £52,640.08 each year.
We pay Foster Carers every 2 weeks by bank transfer. As Foster Carers are treated as being self-employed no tax is deducted from the payment.
Where a child has been assessed as having additional difficulties a higher rate of payment is made. Sometimes there will be a particularly large amount of driving required and in these cases you will be able to claim mileage at 45p per mile. We organise an annual holiday and a program of activities throughout the year which we pay for in addition to your Carer Fees.
*The above fees include 14 nights' unused Short Break Care allowance. For further clarification on payments, speak to our Recruitment Team or visit our FAQs page.