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At Oak Fostering we value the hard work and commitment shown by our foster carers and acknowledge the highly skilled and professional service we expect of them.
We recognise being a specialist foster carer with Oak Fostering is a career and a skilled profession and we seek to recognise this in the competitive fee we offer
Oak Fostering carers are paid a fee of £2000 per full month which is payment for their skills and work as a foster carer.
In addition to this carers are also paid a Child’s Allowance, this differs depending on the age of the child. This is an amount of money paid to the carer which must be used to meet the needs of the child placed. Additional allowances are also paid to help with the costs of special celebrations e.g. birthday, Christmas. Oak Fostering has high standards for the children in its placements and all carers are expected to ensure these standards are met in all aspects of the child’s care.
Carers must keep clear running records of any expenditure made using the allowance and must keep receipts as evidence of money spent.
Respite carers receive a fee of £125 per child, per 24hr period and this will be paid in the same way as all other fee payments as detailed in the payment arrangements section of our Finance policy. This payment is in recognition of the care they offer to the child placed with them and to cover basic costs such as activities and food. Respite carers do not receive a separate Child’s Allowance as the child’s main carer will be meeting the expenses covered within the allowance.
Fostering is an amazing and rewarding journey that can turn a child’s life around. It could even change yours too.
Almost anyone! Learn if you can become a foster carer with Oak Fostering and speak to us about the process today.
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