Foster carer pay: how much is the fostering allowance?
Whilst fostering is regarded a vocational role, payment is given to foster carers and these payments are subject to limited taxation, which means that foster carers can receive some tax free sums. The payment varies depending on the specific care need of the children. Foster carers working with To the Moon and Back can expect to earn on average £21,000 per child per year, assuming that the child stayed with you for 52 weeks.
The allowance covers everything you would need for a child such as school uniforms, activities, toys, birthday presents, Christmases and holidays. We can put a contribution towards exceptional costs. This is covered in more detail as part of our initial visit and ongoing training and induction.