Payments to foster carers are made on weekly basis.
The table below shows the payments for different types of foster care.
|Child's age, in years||Care Skills||Care Skills+||High Need Rate|
|0 to 4||£347||£397||£497|
|5 to 10||£368||£418||£518|
|11 to 15||£410||£460||£560|
|16 or over||£452||£502||£602|
What's included in these payments
These payments include your fee:
- Care Skills fee – £200
- Care Skills+ fee – £250
- High Need Rate fee – £300
The rest of the payment is an allowance to cover the cost of caring for a child or young person.
You can use the form below to let us know if you're interested in fostering.