Costing of Foster Care
Foster care is quite different than adoption. While adopting a child, you have to bear all the expenses of your new family member and he or she is a permanent member of your family. Foster care, on the other hand, is temporary and mostly it is aimed at reuniting the child with his family. Furthermore, foster carers have a salary and the details are provided in this article, with respect to the UK.
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Minimum weekly allowance – 2016 to 2017
Pre-primary Primary 11 to 15 16 to 17 London £142 £145 £163 £184 £216 South East £136 £140 £156 £177 £208 Rest of the UK £123 £126 £139 £159 £185
The rates are updated every April. The current rates are the same as the 2015 to 2016 rates.
If you foster, you’ll be eligible for National Insurance credits, which counts towards your State Pension.
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