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How much do foster parents get paid?

Looking to transfer fostering agency? Find out more about how much foster parents get paid, including both weekly and yearly fostering allowance.

Here at Capstone, we invest in you - our continuous support and highly competitive rate of pay makes our foster parents some of the best equipped in the UK. That’s why, as a Capstone foster carer, your development and well-being is at the heart of all that we do, which is reflected in our competitive weekly fostering allowance. Our rates allow you the freedom to focus wholeheartedly on being a foster parent, and change the lives of those young people in your care.

Our Fostering Allowance Rates

Our fostering rates are much higher than the national minimum foster parent weekly allowance of £132 - £231 per week. That’s why, by fostering with us rather than your local authority or another independent fostering agency, you’re likely to experience a more competitive rate of pay.

Making the move over to Capstone from your current agency or local authority will provide you with not only more financial security due to an increased fostering allowance, but you’ll also experience a higher level of support and training – due to extra resources. Learn more about the benefits of fostering with an independent fostering agency.

How to transfer to Capstone

Decided to make the switch? When transferring to Capstone Foster Care, the transition couldn’t be easier. Firstly, get in touch with a member of our expert team. We will have this initial conversation with you, which will arrange a visit to your home to discuss what’s involved.

If you’re currently working with a local authority, or another independent fostering agency, we will work alongside them to ensure the process is as seamless as possible, and that any children or young people placed in your care are supported throughout. Find out more information on how to switch fostering agencies now.

Transferring to Capstone is an investment in your future career as we provide constant fostering training and support to help you grow into the best foster carer you can be. As a family-feel agency, we’re here alongside you at every step of your journey. Our extensive support system will build up your confidence in your fostering skills, as well as allowing you the opportunity to develop new skills from our training programmes.

For more information about how much foster parents get paid, or for any support or advice on transferring fostering agencies, get in touch now.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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