Foster Carer Fees

Money does matter and it shouldn’t be an embarrassing part of the process. You are looking after a child or young person full time and therefore we see foster care as a career path.

With Compass you’ll receive a generous fostering allowance for every night that a child or young person lives in your home. This is not a salary but it enables you to fully meet the needs and expenses of the fostered young person.

Payment varies for each placement depending on the needs of the child, age and whether they’re part of a sibling group.

Payments are hassle-free: they’re paid electronically, directly into your bank account.
On top of fees paid for looking after a child, you’ll also have opportunities to earn more through becoming a Carer Recruitment Ambassador.
Should you have the room, you are more likely to have the opportunity to look after multiple children simultaneously with Compass than you are with the local authority.
If you foster, you’ll be eligible for National Insurance credits, which counts towards your State Pension.

Payments
Payments vary for each placement depending on the needs of the child, age and whether they’re part of a sibling group. Please be aware that the expectation is that a portion of all payments should be used to pay for the needs of the child or young person. For more information, please call us on 0800 566 8317.

Click here to view examples of payments.

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