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Fees and Allowances

Aberdeen City Council have a payment structure 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

All per annum


child in placement

children in placement

3 children in placement

Level 1  




Level 2 




Level 2 (enhanced) 




Level 3 ARC 




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  


Weekly Allowance









Payments for both are made on a fortnightly basis and two weeks in arrears.

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