CARER ALLOWANCES 

Looking after a child involves more than just putting a roof over their head. Therefore, foster carers receive a generous allowance which is intended to cover various costs such as clothing, pocket money, travel etc. On top of this foster carers also receive a fee on top of the child allowances plus two weeks annual respite. 

As foster carers are classed as self-employed, they benefit from specific tax exemptions. This scheme is called the Qualifying Care Relief. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS… 

Yes, to become a foster carer you will need a spare room so that any child that may come to live with you has their own space. 

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