HMRC tax for foster carers - free e-learning course

Do you a have questions about tax and National Insurance? If you would like to know more about finding an easy way to work out if you need to pay tax, try this e-learning course. It is designed to help build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started.

There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way. The course can be completed at your own pace, and at a time that suits you. You can save your progress along the way, so you can dip in and out as you need, and even return to complete at a later date. 

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Statement of purpose 

The statement of purpose is intended to provide a clear guide of the work undertaken by the fostering team to birth parents, professionals, the public, council members, foster carers and external organisations.

Information contained in the statement of purpose is updated and a new version produced each year.

2019 Statement of purpose

Useful links

  • You Can Foster - Local authorities in the North West are working together on the You Can Foster campaign to encourage more people living in the region to think about becoming foster carers
  • The Fostering Network - A charity providing information about fostering, giving support and advice to its members, and campaigning to improve foster care
  • Fostertalk - An independent, non-profit organisation providing professional support services to foster carers across the