At Medway, we put children first whilst also offering a competitive reward package. If you foster with Medway you could receive up to £31,600 a year and any necessary extra resources. 

If you foster with Medway you will:

  • earn up to £31,600 a year
  • get two weeks payment a year for loyalty and commitment
  • get the chance to increase your allowance through training and related bonuses
  • get a free membership to the fostering body

As a foster carer with Medway, you'll also get:

  • a weekly fee for each child in your care
  • an allowance towards a birthday gift/event for each child in your care
  • an allowance towards festive celebrations like Christmas for each child in your care
  • an allowance towards holidays for each child in your care
  • extra tax benefits on money earned from fostering
  • mileage over 700 miles for the needs of the child
  • £500 if you recommend friends or family and they become foster carers

Other fostering benefits

Other benefits include:

  • social events for foster carers
  • a chance to gain qualifications like the NVQ level 3
  • travel expenses to attend training courses paid
  • membership of Fostering Network for support, guidance and discounts
  • access to 24 hour support if needed

Allowances available to foster carers

We provide weekly payments based on the age of the child to go towards the cost of caring, such as bills, food, clothes, travel and pocket money.