25 May How much do foster parents get paid in Dublin?
We recognize that support is vital for you to feel confident and competent in your role. It is our responsibility to provide the best support possible. We appreciate the hard work of foster carers and the positive impact they have on young people’s lives. We offer foster carers a solid support system that will enable them to provide high quality care for the children whom they look after.
There are 2 weekly rates for Foster Car Allowance
- For children between 0 and 12 years foster parents get paid EUR325.00
- For children 12 years and older foster parents get paid EUR352.00
This allowance doesn’t affect tax or state benefits. The Child and Family Agency has a policy for how to use the fostering allowance.
The foster care allowance is not the only support available. Other supports include:
- Regular home visits and telephone contact by your designated fostering link worker
- Every child under your care has a social workers who visits the child and keeps in touch the child’s birth family.
- You can apply for child benefits for each child you have in your care.
- Your public health nurse can provide support if you’re caring for a preschool child.
- Pre- and post-approval, a comprehensive training program;
- Free membership for one year to the Irish Foster Care Association
- Each foster child will be issued a separate medical card.
After much consultation Tusla created a Standardised National Aftercare Benefit for young people who had been in care for less than 12 months. This standardised weekly allowance of EUR300 per Week ensures that all care leavers are treated equally when they go to school or training.