Welcoming young refugees to the East Midlands
- Payments and allowances
Payments and allowances
There are different types of fostering that enable you to support young refugees. Find out more about the different ways to foster.
Foster carers are paid based on their skills and experience. The age and number of children they are looking after is also considered.
Allowances are provided to cover the cost of fostering. This includes the child’s food, clothes, pocket money, etc. Mileage is also paid in relation to transporting our children as well as other allowances for school uniform, holidays, school trips, etc.
Gaining experience and skills through ongoing training and support could enable carers to work their way through payment levels. Your local authority will tell you more about this.
Supported Lodgings Providers offer support, guidance and a room in their home to a young refugee aged 16+.
Carers can be in full time employment but would need to be generally available to the young person to provide emotional and practical support.
You’ll receive a weekly allowance of around £240.00 per young person*, whilst they stay with you.
Did you know that the majority of foster carers pay little or no tax on their income? Visit HMRC’s guidance on foster carers.
*This figure is illustrative and reflects the allowance a carer in Leicestershire would receive. Give us a call so we can talk through the financial side of fostering and consider your individual circumstances.
Find out more about the different ways to foster.