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How Much Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

Thinking about switching fostering agencies? Learn about FosterCare UK’s rate of fostering pay.

As a carer with FosterCare UK, we provide our continuous support alongside a highly competitive rate of pay. By investing in you, we can ensure that your development and well-being is at the heart of what we do – encouraging you to become the best foster carer you can be. Not only can our rates of fostering pay allow you to change a young person’s life, but also provides you with the financial stability to focus wholeheartedly on being a foster parent.

FosterCare UK’s Fostering Allowance Rates

  • Standard placements - approx. £400 per week
  • Parent and child placements - approx. £650 per week
  • Respite placements - approx. £400 per week
  • therapeutic foster placements - approx. £500 - £575 per week

Here at FosterCare UK, our fostering allowance is actually much higher than the national minimum foster parent weekly allowance – as this is usually £132 - £231 per week. By fostering with us, not only are you provided with more financial security, but also extensive fostering training and support by our expert staff.

How to transfer to FosterCare UK

Ready to make the switch? When transferring over to FosterCare UK, the transition could not be any simpler. Firstly, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team. Here, we will be able to discuss with you what’s involved in the transferring process, and arrange either a home visit or a video call with you.

If you’re currently working with another agency or a local authority, do not worry – we will work closely with your current team to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. This also accounts for if you have a child or young person in your care, as we want to ensure as little disruption is made to their lives as possible. Find out more about how to switch fostering agencies now.

Learn more information about how much foster parents get paid, or for any support or advice on transferring fostering agencies, get in touch now.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0844 800 1941

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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