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Allowances

We realise that it is unrealistic to expect people to house, feed, clothe, entertain and transport a child without a proper remuneration.

​Channel Fostercare pays Foster Carers an allowance each week to cover the cost of a child’s care. The allowance is not a salary or wage and Foster Carers are self-employed with a Foster Carer Contract.

The HM Revenue and Customs gives Foster Carers a Qualifying Care Relief which enables Foster Carers to receive fostering allowances and pay very little, or no, tax.

Channel Fostercare currently pays an allowance starting at £390.00 per week.

​Other payments may be available for additional expenses however this is decided on an individual basis.

​​E-learning link for more information from HMRC on Tax, National Insurance and Benefits for Foster Carers