calculate how much you can earn by fostering a child with ISP

Allowance calculator

Welcome to our Fostering Allowance Calculator

Our foster parents are recognised as part of our professional team and paid a generous allowance that reflects their specialist skills, knowledge and experience. Fill out the form below to see how much you could receive from fostering.

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Your results

Based on your selections of being foster parent with / planning on caring for between the ages of .

You could receive around per year

Please note this is for guidance purposes only.


The foster parent weekly payments are made up of two parts:

  • An allowance to cover the cost of caring for a child - such as for food, clothing, utilities, transport, pocket money, outings and activities
  • A professional fee to reward foster carers for their hard work and commitment to caring for a vulnerable child

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If you're joining ISP as an experienced foster parent from another agency or local authority, you'll start on a higher fostering allowance, so long as you have more than 12 months experience and have completed the core training.

As with all of our foster parents, you'll have the opportunity to progress further to our senior payment tier, through the completion of further training, including an NVQ3 or QCF Level 3 Health and Social Care.

Transfer to ISP

use our finance calculator to determine how much you'll receive for fostering children with ISP

Additional benefits

As well as generous fostering allowance, we offer various additional benefits, including;

  • Summer activity allowance
  • Holiday allowance
  • 22 nights respite allowance
  • School uniform allowance
  • Social events and celebrations
  • Access to our foster parent rewards platform
Transfer fostering agency process

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