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Fostering allowances and fees

Tier 1

All those who are new to fostering will start on Tier 1. Progression to Tier 2 is possible once Tier 1 foster carers have completed their core training and evidenced their personal and professional development.

The combined fees and allowances on Tier 1 range from £242.86 to £346.44, per week, per child.

Those who are already foster carers and wish to transfer to Bedford Borough Council, can skip Tier 1 and start on Tier 2 if they can evidence their TSD training.

Tier 2

Most Bedford Borough Council foster carers are on Tier 2. We expect all Tier 2 carers to be committed to their ongoing personal and professional development and attend and complete mandatory and additional training.

The combined fees and allowances on Tier 2 range from £317.86 to £421.44, per week, per child.

Tier 3

Tier 3 carers are specialists and will have specific skills, experience, training and knowledge. We expect Tier 3 carers to be available full time and generally, they will only have one child in placement, so that they are fully committed to drastically improving the life outcomes for that child.

The combined fees and allowances on Tier 3 range from £547.73 to £631.44

We are really keen to hear from you. Call us on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk