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How much does fostering pay?

Support

We know that in order for you to give our foster children the safety and stability they need, you need to feel supported and well-equipped in return.

  • NEW Medway Foster Carer rewards scheme - great discounts to local attractions and shopping
  • Access to qualified social workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • A dedicated peer mentor in one of our experienced foster carers
  • A professionally qualified, named supervising social worker for contact and support
  • Professional membership with FosterTalk, including a quarterly magazine and access to online carer forums
  • Support groups and foster carer lunches
  • Access to the Medway Foster Carer Association who represent the voices of foster carers and we meet with on a regular basis
  • A panel meeting after six months in the role to make sure you’re being supported
  • Working with a team who have years of experience
  • Access to our specialist parent-child worker
  • Access to innovative training techniques, including our Video Interactive Guidance (VIG)*

Allowance

You'll receive a weekly allowance as a foster carer. Part of this is a reward for your hard work and the other to cover maintenance for the child, e.g. clothing, food, etc.

The allowance you receive depends on your child's age and needs.

Fostering allowances 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested? Contact us or email fostering@medway.gov.uk