As a foster carer you will be paid at a rate recommended by the Government. This amount will cover the daily costs of looking after a child.
The amount you are paid depends on your experience and the age of the child or children you are caring for and is related to your skills, knowledge and competencies. The amount ranges from £170 – £396.96 per week per child.
In Cardiff we pay an additional fee of up to £175.83 per week per child in addition to the maintenance for the child. This is paid to carers with fostering experience and who have completed a considerable amount of training. We are always happy to talk about your relevant experience and apply your experience and skills to our reward system.
Cardiff Fostering Allowances 2017/2018
Age Birthday Religious Festival Holiday Weekly allowance
0-4 £170.00 £170.00 £340 .00 £170.00
5-10 £155.00 £155.00 £310.00 £155.00
11-15 £181.81 £181.81 £363.62 £181.81
16+ £221.13 £221.13 £442.26 £221.13