So you’re thinking about becoming a foster carer, but knowing that it is an expensive role, you aren’t sure how you’ll afford looking after another child? As a foster carer, you will be granted a fostering allowance which will help you cover the costs of looking after a child. This will be paid monthly depending on the child’s needs.
With the fostering allowance, you will care for children in your home by using it for basic costs of food, clothes, toys and anything else necessary for the house. The allowance will also cover trips, pocket money and anything else where the child is concerned. The allowance will help you cover all these costs and will also compensate you in the process.
Here is a breakdown of the fostering allowance given by Vineyard: