All approved caregivers with tamariki in their care receive:
- the foster care allowance payment
- a four-weekly clothing allowance
- a small cost payment
- pocket money, and a birthday and Christmas allowance for each tamaiti
- reimbursement for preapproved health, education and recreation costs.
Caregivers whose property is damaged by tamariki in their care may be compensated for the cost of the damage, if it's not covered by their insurance and meets our requirements.
Supporting training and professional development
We must encourage our caregivers to take part in learning and training opportunities, and support them to do so.
Permanent care support
We offer legal support for caregivers seeking custody or guardianship orders, and a separate support package is offered to all our permanent caregivers.