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How much will I receive?

Average weekly fostering payments per child include: Level 1 £200 per week; Level 2 £350 per week; Level 3 £500 per week. Fostering payments do not usually affect any benefits you receive or tax you pay.

Allowances and Income

Every Portsmouth foster carer receives a generous allowance for each child in their care. The amount varies depending on the age of the child and is paid weekly. The fostering allowance is to cover food, clothing, pocket money, and a contribution towards housing costs and other household expenses associated with day-to-day living. Foster carers also … Continued

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