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Foster Swansea - Guidance on foster carer finance

Foster carer finance consists of 2 elements:

a) Allowances for the child- The allowance paid for the child is based on the Welsh Government National Minimum Allowances for foster carers. Foster Swansea pay in three age brackets, which can be found below.

b) Carer fees- Foster Swansea carers receive a carer fee for every child placed with them to acknowledge the skills and time required to undertake the fostering task. Fees are linked to the age of the child.

Allowances for the child

Age

Weekly amount 2018-19

2019-2020

0-4

£175

£181

5-10

£159

£165

11+

£199

£206

 

Carers fee - Enhanced weekly

0-4

5-10

11+

£140

£161.28

£175

For full details, have a look at the foster care finance brochure:

 

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