Foster carers will receive a professional fee and allowances to cover the cost of caring for children. We believe that we offer a competitive fee for our foster carers in recognition of their skills and on going commitment to meet the challenges of fostering.
Payment of fees and allowances can be confusing at times and you will be given information on finances at our initial visit and subsequent financial advice will be made available following approval as a foster carer.
This is also detailed in our “Foster carers finance document”.
Alongside the professional fee and allowance, all of our foster carers also receive an annual membership to either the National Trust or English Heritage. This bonus is available for all of our approved foster carers and foster families can choose which membership they would prefer.
Tax and Benefits
To explain tax and benefits in more detail the government has produced guidance to tax relief for foster carers. This information explains what qualifying care relief is and how you can use it to work out your profit for tax and national insurance purposes.
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