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Posted on: 16 July 2013

We pay a weekly allowance to cover the expenses of caring for a child or young person and the time you spend looking after them. All carers receive this payment.

In addition we recognise and reward carers’ commitment to personal development. If a carer attends 6 training events in a year this is recognised and rewarded. If a carer attends 6 support group sessions then this will be recognised and rewarded too.

The needs of the children in your care are also taken into consideration and an enhanced payment is made to carers caring for children with enhanced needs. An enhanced plus payment recognises the challenges of caring for the most traumatised children.

Allowances are currently subject to an annual review.