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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)
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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
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Additional Weekly Allowances

There are also additional weekly allowances available for events like birthdays and Christmas.
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Further Information

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Page Last Updated: 16 December 2014