Fostering is a Career

We value our foster carers and treat them as professionals, rewarding them for their skills, commitment and care.

Example pay

foster carer pay level examples

Carer Allowance

Foster carers receive a payment for each young person they look after. These payments are divided into two elements: Maintenance (covering the cost of looking after a child/young person) and Reward (in recognition of the foster carer’s skills).

Fostering allowances are paid fortnightly when there is a young person in placement. Dependent on individual situations, a retainer payment can be made in certain circumstances. Fair Ways ensures you receive the highest level of allowance available and reviews these pay levels regularly.

Employment Status

Foster carers are deemed to be self-employed. Our helpful team will be able to walk you through the ins and outs of the perks of being self-employed and how to take advantage of the Inland Revenue tax allowances on offer.

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