Fees & Allowances
Family and Friends carers receive a weekly allowance to cover regular expenses associated with caring for a foster child. The exact amount depends on the age of the child. Individual arrangements for financial support would be discussed with you in more detail during the assessments.
Receiving payment as a foster carer can affect your benefits or tax credit entitlement. Citizens Advice can discuss this with you further.
If you do receive payment, you are responsible to notify the relevant departments (ie. Department for Work and Pensions) that you are in receipt of any payments.
Please visit this page for more information on fees associated with Special Guardianship Orders.
If you have any queries, worries or concerns, please contact the family and friends team on 01633 235317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the child(ren)'s social worker.