The Carer Financial Statement must be provided as supporting evidence.

The statement details the:

  • name and date of birth of the child
  • number of days of foster care
  • 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, a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) statement showing the taxable element of foster carer allowance received must be provided to us.

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

  • tax self assessment form
  • tax computation summary

You must 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 must also include a reason why no other documents could be provided.