Skip to content Accessibility What's New Complain or Comment Website Feedback Form
Lcc weebsite fox logo for printing


Further Information

Family Placement Team
0116 305 0505

Child reading book

Fostering - Payment Rates


Fostering Allowance

Fof full details of the allowances and payments made to foster carers by Leicestershire County Council, open the Payments to Foster Carers document (pdf 319kb)
Top of page

What should the allowance cover?

The weekly allowance should cover the following:
  • Food including school lunches
  • Toiletries
  • Toys and play equipment
  • Magazines and comics
  • Family days out
  • Some school residential trips
  • Contribution to heating and lighting
  • Bedding and replacement bedding
  • Pocket money
  • Day to day transport by car or public transport
  • School day trips
  • Clothing and school uniform
This list is not exhaustive. Further guidance can be obtained from the Family Placement Team
Top of page

Additional Weekly Allowances

There are also additional weekly allowances available for events like birthdays and Christmas.
Top of page

Further Information

Top of page

         Help with file formats used on this website

Page Last Updated: 30 October 2015