You should think of fostering as a career, and as you would with any job, you need to think about finances.
It costs money to raise children – to clothe them, feed them and encourage them to take up hobbies and interests. Think about driving them to rugby practice or the cinema. These costs add up.
Foster carer payments are complicated. You’re paid weekly, and the amount is based on how experienced you are and who you foster. There are 2 parts to the payment:
How much you’re paid depends on many variables. If you’d like to receive a more accurate idea of the figure you’d likely receive, please download our free Guide to What Foster Carers Get Paid below or contact us.
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