Fostering - Do I receive financial assistance?

While the child or young person is living in your home, you will receive an allowance to cover the cost of caring for him or her. 

This is a non-taxable allowance and does affect social security benefits.

Fostering allowances 2015/2016

Age 0-4  


Age 5-10  


Age 11-15  


16+ years  


In addition to allowances for the child there is a fee paid to Foster Carers, which varies depending on the type of fostering you are offering and the level of skills and experience carers have.  The fees paid range from £85.11 per week to  £198.62  for mainstream foster care and £439.67 per week for our specialist scheme.

Contact Us

Fostering & Adoption Team
Rose Cottage
PO Box 6770
IV30 9BX

01343 563568

External Links

Fostering Network |

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