Find out about fostering events

Our ‘Find out about Fostering’ events aim to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about fostering with Leicestershire County Council.


Dates for our evening events to find out more about fostering with Leicestershire County Council - fill in the form below to register:

In-person events
Wednesday 9 October

Online virtual events
Thursdays 8 August, 12 December
Wednesdays 28 August, 20 November
Tuesdays 17 September, 29 October

Hear from the team and current foster carers about all aspects of fostering, including the application process, the support on offer, and payments and allowances.

Our events are relaxed and informal, and will help you decide if fostering is the right path for you and your family. There will be no pressure to foster straightaway, and we encourage people to get in touch with us after the event if they need any more details.


Have you been thinking about fostering but worried about finances? Take a look at the Payments and allowances.

If you have any questions about the events, please call 0116 305 0505 or email

Our in-person events

Our in-person events are held quarterly at County Hall, Glenfield. In-person events start at 6:30pm and are expected to finish at 8:30pm, but guests are asked to arrive by 6:15pm to ensure a prompt start to the event.

If you'd like to attend, please fill out the Join a fostering event form, specifying your preferred date. We’ll be in touch soon with further details.

Pop-up events

We hold pop-up events across Leicestershire throughout the year, where we chat with residents about all things fostering.

Summer 2024:

Sunday 28 July: Jim's Tractor Run & Family Fun Day - Leicester Road, Ashby de la Zouch
Sunday 4 August: Heather Scarecrow Festival - Heather, Leicestershire
Saturday 31 August: Leicester Pride - Abbey Park, Leicester

Fostering pop-up events summer 2024

Our virtual events 

Our virtual events are held every 3 weeks, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

We currently hold our virtual events on Microsoft Teams, which can be accessed through a phone, tablet, or computer. A meeting link is sent out to every person who completes the event form prior to the event starting. If you have any concerns about this, please get in touch – our team are happy to help.

If you’d like to attend, please fill out the ‘Join a fostering event form’, specifying your preferred date. We’ll be in touch soon with further details.

Join a fostering event

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If you've thought about fostering and would like to know about about who can foster, the application process, different ways to foster and the training, support and allowances available, our event is for you.

Our upcoming dates for our events are as follows:

Choose either an in-person or virtual event
In-person events
Virtual events

If you choose to attend an in-person event, we’ll send you the details of how to find us. Alternatively, if you choose to attend a virtual event, we’ll send you a link to join.