More about fostering

Will I receive any financial help?

All our foster carers receive a competitive fee and additional allowances for each child they care for.

Will I pay tax on my earnings?

As a foster carer, you’ll be classed as self-employed and entitled to tax relief on your income, meaning you’ll pay very little (or no) tax and national insurance. The tax relief you receive depends on your own financial circumstances.

How long will it take for me to have my first placement?

You can begin taking placements as soon as you’ve been approved by the fostering panel. There’s no set timeframe from approval to first placement – this depends on your flexibility and our careful matching process.

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