Fostering in London
Do you live in London or the surrounding areas? Are you at least 21 years old? Have you got a spare room in your home and want to work with children?
Looking to become a foster carer, please speak to us as we are recruiting now. Shining Stars is a fostering agency rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and we value our foster carers and the children they care for and believe that they deserve a good quality life.
We recognise that looking after a child or young person has financial implications which is why as a foster carer you are paid a weekly fostering allowance. We are one of the top paying foster care agencies in London offering a foster care pay starting from £425.00/week.
Please do not hesitate in contacting us on 020 8263 6260 email@example.com
How much do foster carers get paid?
Shining Stars’ foster carers receive a generous weekly fostering pay starting from £425.00/week. However, this fostering pay is significantly higher depending on the type of foster care the child needs. Furthermore, we also pay our foster carers additional expenses were needed. We are one of the top paying fostering agencies in London.
The foster income is generally tax free and usually does not affect your benefits.
We value our foster carers and the children they care for. Therefore, we strongly believe that they deserve a good quality life.
- Our foster carer receive a generous fostering pay for each child they care for
- They may be exempt from paying tax on this fostering pay
- Foster carer may be entitled to Working Tax Credit/other benefits
- They will need to register as self-employed and pay NI contributions
What is fostering pay?
Foster carers receive an allowance for each child or young person they care for. This is called fostering allowance but is also known as foster care allowance or fostering pay.
What does fostering pay cover?
We recognise that looking after a child or young person has financial implications. This is why our foster carers are paid a generous fostering pay that is made up of a professional fee for themselves and also a day to day living allowance for the foster child.
The fostering allowance covers the needs for each foster child. It includes food, clothing, savings and so on for the child. Based on this, we give a clear guidance on how you can best spend the money so that each child in your care has a healthy, happy and balanced life.
How much do foster carers get paid?
This depends on the care type and the foster child’s needs. Our foster carers receive a generous fostering pay starting from £425.00/week. However, this is significantly higher depending on the care type.
Foster payments are hassle-free and are paid directly into your bank account.
Is fostering pay tax free?
In general, foster carers are exempt from paying tax on the fostering allowance / fostering pay.
Foster carers are regarded as self-employed for tax purposes. You can find out more details about the tax-free payments for foster carers from HM Revenue & Customs.
Does the fostering pay affect benefit entitlement?
You may be entitled to claim benefits and tax credits while receiving fostering allowances. The fostering allowances are normally disregarded as an income or only taxable profit from your fostering income is taken into consideration.
Source: The Fostering Network
We need foster carer. Become a foster care. We are recruiting.
More foster carer needed to help the most vulnerable Children!
Do you enjoy working with children and can offer them a family home where they can develop and thrive? Do you have a spare bedroom? Foster with Shining Stars. We offer competitive weekly allowances, 24/7 fostering support and comprehensive foster care training. Call 020 8263 6260.
We need foster carers more than ever before. More vulnerable children are coming into the care system who need a safe and caring environment to live in.
Shining Stars Fostering is delivering full service in line with the government advice. We have applied changes and have adapted digital ways to stay in touch with everyone who we work with. We are following the government guidance without compromising on the quality of our service.
Please do not hesitate in contacting us on 020 8263 6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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