Benefits and training for foster carers

Find out how we support our foster carers financially and through training.

We’re a not for profit organisation, dedicated to keeping fostered children in Sutton and close to their birth family, friends and schools.

When you foster with us, we’ll provide you with financial support, training and guidance to help you give a caring home for the children you look after.

Training and support

You’ll get training and support from our team and other foster carers, including:

  • regular meetings and guidance from an allocated supervising social worker 
  • 24/7 support from our Emergency Duty Team
  • a comprehensive training package
  • access to therapeutic support
  • mentoring from experienced foster carers in your first year of fostering
  • a supportive local network of other foster carers through support groups and social events
  • free membership with the Fostering Network

Benefits we pay

We offer a generous allowance and fee package to our foster carers. For most foster carers, this will be tax free and will not affect any benefits you’re currently receiving. 

Enhanced Placement fee

We pay an enhanced placement fee depending on a child's additional or specific needs. We'll agree this with carers on a case by case basis.

Child’s age


Standard Placement fee

Weekly total

Enhanced Placement fee

Enhanced Placement weekly total (allowance plus standard fee and enhanced fee)

0 to 2 years






3 to 4 years






5 to 10 years






11 to 15 years






16 to 17 years







Example of a payment
A foster carer is looking after 2 siblings, age 8 and 10, on a standard placement. The foster carer receives £486.87 per child each week. This means they get £973.74 in total.

Register your interest in fostering

If you're interested in fostering, we want to hear from you.

How to contact us


Register interest online


020 8770 5563


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