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Fostering Allowances and Payments

Fostering is a fantastic career and our carers deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. That’s why we offer generous and competitive fostering allowances and payments.

Our allowances take into account the demands of foster care and the significance of the role you play in a child or young person’s life. They’re designed to help you cover the cost of looking after the child in your care.

We don’t just reward you financially though. At FCA, we offer unrivalled levels of support and training to all our foster carers. It’s just one of the reasons why we’re the foster carer’s carer.

How much will I receive?

The amount you receive in foster care payments varies from placement to placement. We understand that some children have more challenging needs and requirements than others, and that sometimes you’ll need a helping hand. Factors such as this, along with the age of the child being placed with you and the type of placement, can all affect the allowances and fostering payments you’ll receive. To find out about how much you can potentially earn as a foster parent, please get in touch with us.

Find out more about different types of fostering placements.

We've been made to feel very welcome and part of the team, not just a resource. That's why we decided to foster with Foster Care Associates.

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What can it be used for?

We provide you with a fostering fee that takes into account the costs of living with a foster child. These can include food, household bills and everyday living. We don’t advise you how to spend your fostering allowance; this is for you to decide based on the needs of the looked after child and your family.

Is tax relief available for foster carers?

When you foster with us, you’re classed as self-employed. That means you’ll be entitled to certain tax exemptions. You’ll also continue to receive any benefits you may already be entitled to. To find out more, visit our benefits and tax section.

To discuss our fostering allowances and payments in more detail or if you have a question to ask, please call today on 0800 434 6000 and one of our dedicated fostering advisors will be happy to help.

Alternatively, you can complete our short enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How can we help?

Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
  • Please enter your postcode to see news and events in you area
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

Call me back

Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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