The City of Wolverhampton Council uses a payment structure that recognises the skills, experience and expertise of foster carers to meet the needs of our looked after children and which rewards carers who care for more than one child.
New foster carers looking after one child will receive fees and allowances from £383 to £440 per week depending on the child’s age. Additional allowances are also received for each child’s birthday, Christmas and holidays.
Fees and allowances increase according to training and level of experience of each foster carer and how many children are being cared for. For example a foster carer with three years’ experience and completed the third of training, looking after a sibling group of 3 children would receive fees and allowances from £841.40 to £1,018.40 per week.
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