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Children & childcare Training, allowances and support for foster carers

Allowances for children with severe disabilities 2013/14

Foster Carers for Children with Disabilities

When foster carers care for a child who is eligible for and in receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the child has a severe disability, the carers’ fostering allowances will be paid according to the rates in the following table in order to reflect the particular specialism of the fostering task undertaken. 

Children with Severe Disabilities

Age of Child

0 – 17

Basic Rate (Per Child)

£179.00

Higher DLA / Severe Disability Rate (Per Child)

£239.00

Post Approval & Training Rate (Severe Disability) (First Child)

£289.00

Diploma ( formerly NVQ 3) Rate (Severe Disability) (First Child)

£389.00

Foster Carer day care rates for children with disabilities (Subject to review)  

Flat Rate Fees

Basic Rate

Post Approval

NVQ

Up to 5 hours £16.42

Up to 5 hours £20.93

Up to 5 hours £29.68

Over 5 hours £30.05

Over 5 hours £38.25

Over 5 hours £54.16

Children with Severe Disabilities Short Break Care Ready Reckoner

Foster Carers who provide link or respite care for Children with Severe Disabilities will receive a pro rata allowance as illustrated:

Higher DLA / Severe Disability Rate

Age of Child

Weekly

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6 days

0 – 17

£239.00

£34.14

£68.28

£102.44

£136.58

£170.09

£204.86

Post Approval Training Rate

Age of Child

Weekly

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6 days

0 – 17

£289.00

£41.29

£82.57

£123.80

£165.14

£206.43

£247.71

NVQ Qualified Rate (severe disability)

Age of Child

Weekly

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6 days

0 – 4

£389.00

£55.57

£111.14

£166.71

£222.28

£277.85

£333.43

 

More information about the allowances and for an explanation on the different rates, please refer to our Fostering Allowances 2013-14 guidance notes.

 

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