Do foster carers get paid?

Yes. Caring for a child can be costly and we value your commitment to foster care as a professional adult.


On average, our foster carers earn £442 per week.

However, the actual amount you will earn depends on a few things like how many children you have on placement in your home, their ages and other factors that are based on the needs of the children in placement.


To make it easy to understand, Fostering Rotherham pay our foster carers an all inclusive weekly amount. This payment is made up of two parts:


The foster carer fee

This is sometimes referred to as a ‘skills payment’. This is the fee we pay to foster carers for doing the amazing job they every day. Again, this fee can vary based on the qualifications and skills foster carers acquire over time.


A fostering allowance

This is a payment to cover the living costs associated with having a child such as food, clothing, pocket money and activities. The amount of allowance you receive varies depending on how old they are and how many children you care for.


In addition to these payments, Fostering Rotherham offer a great benefits package including 14 days of paid, supported leave, additional annual allowances for birthdays, religious and cultural holidays such as Christmas and family holidays and more.


For some examples of what a foster carer with Fostering Rotherham might receive, visit our Financial Support page.



Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.