The Carer Financial Statement should be provided as supporting evidence. This statement details the name and date of birth of the child, the number of days of foster care and the total of non-taxable and taxable elements along with the total of all payments received. This will allow us to calculate the qualifying amount for the bursary calculation, if applicable.

If this is not available then a HMRC statement showing the taxable element of foster carer allowance received should be supplied to us.

If none of the above documents are available any of the following documents can be considered as evidence:

  • Tax self-assessment form
  • Tax computation summary

You should provide a cover letter with the details of the children and all of the information that would have been included in the Carer Financial Statement.  The cover letter should also include a reason as to why no other documents could be provided.