What does the allowance cover?
It’s intended to cover all the needs of each foster child including food, clothing, travel, special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas, holidays camps and other activities etc. We provide clear guidance on how you can best spend the money so that the child has a healthy, happy and balanced life.
If I am working, does this affect my fostering allowance?
No, any professional earnings are separated to your fostering allowance. Working and earning a salary will not effect the fostering allowance you receive. This is one of the benefits of fostering. You can find out more about fostering and working here