How Much Do Foster Parents Get Paid?

Looking to transfer fostering agencies? Learn how much foster parents get paid while working with Excel Fostering today, and see if you’re ready to make the transition.

Here at Excel Fostering, we provide a highly competitive ray of pay – making our foster carers some of the best equipped in the country. We make it our priority to invest in you – having your development and wellbeing at the forefront of our values, which is reflected in our weekly fostering allowance. So, how much do our foster parents get paid?

What are the fostering allowance rates?

  • Standard placements - approx. £339 - £454 per week
  • Respite placements - approx. £339 - £454 per week
  • Therapeutic foster placements - approx. £515 - £590 per week
  • Parent and child placements - approx. £665 per week

Starting at approximately £400 a week ranging up to £665 a week, our fostering allowance for carers is higher than the minimum national foster parent allowance of £132 - £231 per week. This is all dependent on your level of experience as a foster carer, and your training – for example, a therapeutic foster parent will likely be paid more than a standard placement would, as this would require a more specific skillset.

By transferring over from our current agency or local authority, you will not only be able to harness more financial security – but also experience a higher level of fostering support and training. This is due to the additional resource available from an independent fostering agency compared to what you’d likely receive from a local authority.

How do I transfer to Excel Fostering?

Choosing to transfer over to Excel Fostering couldn’t be easier. To begin, you will need to get in touch with a member of our friendly team. Here, we will be able to have an initial conversation with you, and organise a time to meet you in your home, or via video, to discuss what’s involved.

If you are currently working with a local authority or another independent fostering agency, we will ensure we facilitate a transition which is as seamless as possible. If you currently have a foster placement, we will ensure that the child or young person is thoroughly supported throughout the transition. Find out more information about how to switch fostering agencies now.

For more information on how much foster parents get paid, or guidance on how to transfer fostering agencies, get in touch with our helpful team.

Thinking of fostering?

If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Excel Fostering, fill out the form below.
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Ways to

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

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

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Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.