Fees and allowances

Pay for foster care varies depending on the type of care being provided and on the level of foster care expertise that you have.

The tables below describe the different rates. All foster carers get a general fostering allowance which is fixed.

A second competence payment is added to this based on the level of expertise of the carer.

Approved Foster Carer's Weekly Allowance

Age range Age 0-12 years Age 13+ years

Fostering Allowance (for the child)

£177.25 per week

£237.65 per week

Fostering Payment (for the carer)

£229.25 per week

£229.25 per week

Total Foster Carers’ Allowance

£406.50 per week

£466.90 per week

Enhanced Foster Carer’s Weekly Allowance

Children with Disabilities or High Level of Emotional and Behaviours Needs.

Aged 0-12 years

Aged 13+ years

Fostering Allowance (for the child)

£177.25 per week

£237.65 per week

Fostering Payment (for the carer)

£431.45 per week

£431.45 per week

Total Foster Carers’ Allowance

£608.70 per week

£669.10 per week

Some types of foster care qualify for higher allowances than others.

Talk to us for more information on the criteria for competence and enhanced competence payments.

Supporting you

In addition to these fees and allowances, you will receive support and training every step of the way. Many carers who have transferred to Lambeth from other agencies say the support and community is every bit as important to them.

We know how important community is when you’re raising a family. We create plenty of opportunities throughout the year for our carers to get together, learn from and support one another. Learn more about what makes Lambeth special.

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