If you foster with Medway you could receive up to £31,604 a year and get other fostering allowances and benefits.

Fees and allowances

At Medway, we put children first whilst also offering a competitive reward package. If you foster with Medway you could receive up to £31,600 a year and any necessary extra resources. 

Fees and allowances:

  • Receive up to £31,600 a year
  • Receive two weeks payment a year for loyalty and commitment
  • Opportunity to increase your allowance through training and related bonuses
  • Fee membership to fostering body

As a foster carer with Medway, you'll get the following financial support:

  • A weekly fee for each child in your care
  • An allowance towards a birthday gift/event for each child in your care
  • An allowance towards festive celebrations like Christmas for each child in your care
  • An allowance towards holidays for each child in your care
  • Extra tax benefits on money earned from fostering
  • Mileage for essential travel for the needs of the child
  • £500 if you recommend friends/family and they become foster carers

Other benefits include:

  • Social events for foster carers
  • A chance to gain qualifications like the NVQ level 3
  • Travel expenses to attend training courses paid
  • Membership of Fostering Talk for support, guidance and discounts
  • Access to 24 hour support if needed

Allowances available to foster carers:

We provide weekly payments based on the age of the child to go towards the cost of caring, such as bills, food, clothes, travel and pocket money.

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Contact us

If you're thinking about fostering and would like some more information or just an informal chat, please complete the form below and one of our foster care specialists will be in touch: