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When you foster a child or young person with us, you’ll get regular foster care payments in the form of a non-taxable allowance. These foster care payments are to cover your foster child’s living costs including food, clothes, basic travel, household bills, pocket money, Christmas and birthday presents, and days out. How much you get in foster care payments usually depends on the type of placement you have, your foster child’s age and how much extra care they need.

Some of our foster children and young people need full-time foster parents. And because we see foster care as a fulfilling and challenging career, we’ll offer a foster carer allowance if you pursue the role as a full-time profession.