How we support you

The support we provide to all our carers includes:

  • Fees and allowances
  • 14 days paid holidays
  • Ongoing training to develop your skills and specialist interests
  • Regular contact with your own social worker
  • Support groups with other local foster carers
  • Tailored family events and social evenings for foster carers
  • A specific social support group for your birth children
  • Emergency Social Work Services (ECWS) provides out of hours support and advice.
Contact us about fostering


Foster carers can now take part in an online learning webinar about Tax and National Insurance.

Fees and allowances

Foster carers are paid for each child in their care in two parts. The fee is your payment for the job you do. You also get a weekly allowance to cover the costs of looking after the child. Please note all new carers start on Level 2 (see under fees).

Age Band Weekly Fortnightly
up to 4 £100.32 £200.64
5 to 10 £117.20 £234.40
11 to 13 £138.47 £276.94
14 to15 £143.52 £287.04
16+ £175.41 £350.82
Level Weekly Fortnightly
Level 1 £123.22 £246.44
Level 2 £191.90 £383.80
Level 3 303.00 606.00