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Foster Pay Calculator

What you can earn as a Foster Carer

As a Foster Carer you will receive a non taxable Fostering Allowance. This is to cover the costs associated with caring for the foster children in your care and your pay as a professional Foster Carer.  Below our calculators illustrate the total amount you could receive over a 12 month period, then splits this down into the typical costs to support the foster placement(s) and the money you could earn as a foster carer.

As we say … “No two Fostering Agencies are the same”, this includes what rates they pay to their Fostering Carers. Therefore these calculators are a typical example and not guaranteed.

Not every placement is the same which will affect the income you receive. Find out more here allowances.

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