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Carer allowances and fees

To recognise the important and professional role that carers provide we offer competitive pay. Carers receive both an allowance and a fee for each and every child they look after. Here is an excerpt from the carers payment leaflet which contains full details of carer payments. Download the full version of Carers Rates from 6 April 2020

1.  Foster Allowances

Age Range

Standard Clothing Pocket Money Maintenance
0-4 £108.37 £15.18 £2.80 £90.39
5-10 £131.95 £21.86 £6.78 £103.31
11-13 £164.27 £31.80 £11.43 £121.04
14-15 £168.86 £31.80 £16.02 £121.04
16-17 £202.64 £38.14 £16.02 £148.48

In addition to the above allowances, four extra weeks are paid. Winter Holiday allowances (equivalent to one week’s standard allowance) are paid on 27th November; Summer Holiday allowances (equivalent to two weeks’ standard allowances) are paid on 1st May. Birthday allowances (equivalent to one week’s standard allowance) are paid on the day before the child’s birthday.

2.  Foster Fees

Age Range

Weekly Fees

0-11

£166.63

12+

£227.90

Disability & Specialist

£416.61

 

3.  Continuing Care

Age Range

Weekly Rate

18-21

£202.64

Fostering Continuing Care Fees

£227.90

 

4. Befriender                                                                                                                         

£8.81 per hour