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Foster Care Allowances

Foster Care Allowances

You will receive a generous fostering allowance when a child is in your care. You may also be exempt from tax on this allowance. You will need to register as self-employed and pay National Insurance contributions, and you might also be entitled to Working Tax Credit.

At Alpha Plus we value our carers and the children they care for, and we believe it is really important for them to have a good quality of life. That’s why we provide a generous fostering allowance; with this allowance our carers are able to meet all the needs of the foster child and also benefit from help with their own living costs.

The foster carer allowance is intended to cover all the needs of each foster child including food, clothing, travel, activities, savings and so on. We provide clear guidance on how you can best spend the money so that the child has a healthy, happy and balanced life.