Foster Carer Pay

How much do Foster Carers get paid?

As well as full training and support, all of the Foster Carers at the Foster Care Co-Operative are given a generous allowance that will cover the costs of caring for young people or children on a day-to-day basis as well as providing a professional fee for their fantastic work.

How much is the Foster Care Allowance?

The amount that you will receive as you fostering allwoance depends on a few things:

  • the age of the child
  • the type of fostering you do
  • their specific needs

The older the child or young person in your care, the higher the fostering allowance will be.

The average pay for  foster carers in the UK is around £450 per week, but this varies by location.

We assess each case separately, so to find out how much you would be eligible for, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch for a no-commitment chat. You can also visit our Contact Page to get in touch with us.

Get in Touch

From England: Call 01684 892380 or email

From Wales: Call 02920 464348 or email