How much do foster parents get paid?

We understand that, just like new parents planning to have a child, finances are an important factor when you are considering welcoming a young person into your home.

We’ve designed our foster care allowance to give you sufficient funding to not only provide for the child in your care, but also give them the little treats and extras that will make them feel more at home.

The allowance rates vary depending on the type of placement, but for a single child, you will receive between £21,000 and £27,000 per annum.

Click here to view a breakdown of our foster carer payments >

Please bear in mind when working out your financial position that some placements are short, and you’ll only be paid for the time that children are placed with you.