Foster parents are provided with an allowance to cover the costs of food, clothing, personal care, pocket money, activities, and travel for the child in their care. The payments should not affect any pre-agreed benefits received or tax paid by the foster parent.
Mosaic Foster Care provides guidance on financial spending to ensure each child has a healthy and balanced upbringing.
Foster parents with more experience and training, receive an increased allowance to reflect the further advanced skillset.
Ideally, there should be one foster parent at home on a full-time basis so financial support is available.