You will be paid a weekly payment for each child or young person in your care, the amount per child or young person, will depend on their age. This will cover the cost of their care, and also a fee to you. Foster carers may also be eligible for an enhanced fee of £50.00.

Our New Horizons scheme offers £750.00 per week and our Staying Put scheme offers £376.00 per week. Foster carers are self employed, and you could still claim benefits and allowances. You will also be entitled to tax relief. You can find more information about HMRC tax relief and claiming benefits whilst fostering on the Government website. You can find more information about finances on The Fostering Network website.

Age band Weekly allowance for child Weekly carer’s fee Total
0-4 £182.00 £206.66 £388.66
5-10 £203.00 £206.66 £409.66
11-12 £232.00 £206.66 £438.66
13-15 £232.00 £258.27 £490.27
16+ £270.00 £258.27 £528.27


Contact fostering team

Address: Fostering Team, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Telephone: 020 8461 7701