Foster Care – It’s okay to talk about money

Foster Care – It’s okay to talk about money

Foster Care: It’s time to change how we market fostering children Tom Rowley MA Every year the demand for foster carers increases and more children are left without the choice of matched foster placements. In March 2016 over 70,000 children were in the care of local authorities which is a number that experts expect to […]

Fostering allowances, fees and income

Fostering allowances, fees and income

Foster Care Allowances Foster Carers Fees An Independent Fostering Agency pays weekly foster care allowances and fee of approximately £400 for each foster child, less if siblings. The payment is often made depending on how complicate the care required is or the carer’s experience. If someone wants to work from home who has an interest […]

Are foster carers paid a fee?

Are foster carers paid a fee?

Compared to supporting a young person in the residential care system, foster care is relatively inexpensive. Foster carers will often look after more than one child and become extremely skilful in their particular area of expertise. But the importance of the work they do for society needs to be reflected in the level of financial […]

Fostering or adopting children?

Fostering or adopting children?

Fostering or adopting children Adoption Adoption is a legal process by which all parental rights and responsibilities are permanently transferred to the adoptive parents by a court. The child legally becomes part of the adoptive family, as if they had been born into it, usually taking the family’s surname. Adoption has significant legal, emotional, psychological, […]

Help with the cost of fostering

Help with the cost of fostering

Having a big heart may be a prerequisite of successful fostering……. but, for many carers, becoming a foster carer is increasingly a specialist career choice requiring expert training, a range of diverse skills and qualifications and, not surprisingly, a reasonable fee in addition to recognised allowances. There is a growing recognition that many children who […]