Every effort will be made to ensure that the overpayments of fees or allowances do not occur. However, foster carers have an individual responsibility to check all payment information received and to contact the payment’s team immediately if an overpayment does occur. In the event of an overpayment, the payments team will recover the full amount. Prompt arrangements for repayment should be formally agreed as soon as possible. Senior Managers (Fostering and Adoption) will be notified by the payments team and authorise a repayment’s schedule if required according to County Council Financial policy and procedures.