Payments to foster carers are made on weekly basis.
In addition, Thurrock Council foster carers who live in Thurrock are exempt from paying council tax.
The table below shows the payments for different types of foster care.
|Child's age, in years||Care Skills||Care Skills+||High Need Rate|
|0 to 4||£347||£397||£497|
|5 to 10||£368||£418||£518|
|11 to 15||£410||£460||£560|
|16 or over||£452||£502||£602|
What's included in these payments
These payments include your fee:
- Care Skills fee – £200
- Care Skills+ fee – £250
- High Need Rate fee – £300
The rest of the payment is an allowance to cover the cost of caring for a child or young person.
You can use the form below to let us know if you're interested in fostering.
: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)