Yes. As a foster carer, you will get a regular fostering allowance in addition to the training and support you will receive from us.
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When you become a foster carer, you are self-employed, which means you will need to file your own tax returns and may be entitled to tax relief on your income.
You cannot claim benefits for children that you are fostering because you receive a fostering allowance for each child or young person you care for.
It is not always possible to foster and work a full-time job at the same time. However, there are certain circumstances where it is possible. For example, a fostering couple may be able to divide roles where one works full time and the other can focus solely on the child’s needs. As a single foster …
No. As long as you can show proof of a liveable income and have enough time to meet the needs of your foster child, it is not necessary to be married or in a civil partnership to foster.
Having a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you from becoming a foster carer, however, this will depend on the type of conviction and when this occurred. For example, conviction of any of the offences against children or to do with sexual assault of any kind will disqualify an applicant. All criminal convictions will need …
Having pets does not stop you from becoming a foster carer and can in fact really help in supporting the child’s wellbeing and overall happiness. However, every pet will need to be assessed during your fostering application to make sure they are suitable to live in the same environment as a child or young person.
Please complete our enquiry form. Once we have received your form, we will contact you for an initial chat. This will help to find out if you are ready to foster and whether to send one of our team to your home for an initial home visit which is a great opportunity to meet you …
No, it does not.
How long the application process varies from person to person, but the entire process usually takes anywhere between four to six months, in which time we will be keeping in regular contact, and working closely, with you.