This is one of the common myths around fostering but in fact you do not have to be well off to foster children.

Although the majority of foster carers begin their vocation for altruistic reasons, fostering is not a charity; finances become the enabler for people to provide care for children and young people.

As an approved foster carer you would receive a weekly fostering allowance, intended to cover the cost of looking after a child or young person such as clothing, food and pocket money which varies with the child.

You would also receive payment for any agreed special expenses involved in their care and some service providers pay a fee as a reward for your work as a professional foster carer. Foster carers get tax relief on the money they make from fostering, and their benefits will usually not be affected.

Find out if you fit the criteria to foster by completing our quick online survey.

Call Fosterline in confidence to find out more about becoming a foster carer on 0800 040 7675. Qualified Fosterline Advisers are available 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.




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