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Fees and Allowances

Aberdeen City Council run a Payment for Skills Scheme in recognition of not only the skills that applicants can bring to the role of fostering but also how they develop those skills throughout their fostering carer.

Payment for Skills

2019/20 Annual Fee
ARC Scheme
Our foster carers also receive an allowance detailed below. These take into account the general expenditure relating to caring for a child including;
  • Pocket money
  • Food, accommodation etc
  • Fees for clubs and activities
  • Travel

Fostering Allowances  

Age Group
2019/20 Weekly Rate
0 – 4
5 – 10
11 – 15
16 – 18
Payments for both are made on a fortnightly basis and two weeks in arrears.
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