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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Financial help for foster carers

You’ll receive an allowance for day to day expenses such as food, clothing, pocket money and nappies.

Age rangeWeekly payment
0 to 2£222.06
3 to 4£227.32
5 to 10£249.93
11 to 15£310.11
16 or over£364.89
Working children
Short break (respite) rates Daytime£29.68
Day / Overnight£38.55

Guide to fostering allowances

Foster carer’s fees

Depending on your skills, experience and the type of placement you can offer, we may also pay a carer’s fee. This fee is in addition to your allowance. 

This fee is provided to foster carers who have progressed through different levels on a ‘foster career pathway’. Approval at these different levels depends on your:

  • assessed core skills
  • length of experience as an approved carer
  • training you’ve undertaken

Fee structure for fostering a child

Tax information for foster carer payments

Support we offer our foster carers

We offer a wide range of support including:

  • tailored training programmes to enhance your skills and experiences
  • an allocated social worker who will work with you on a one to one basis
  • membership to ‘Foster Talk’ and legal protection insurance
  • regular support groups and an opportunity to meet with other foster carers
  • access to support workers
  • respite care
  • support for sons and daughters of foster carers
  • financial support
  • regular foster carer’s news and information
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