Find out about fostering events

Our ‘find out about fostering’ events will tell you everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer with Leicestershire County Council and let you know the differences between fostering with a local authority and an independent fostering agency.

Have you been thinking about fostering but worried about finances? We've had an increase in our fostering payments and allowances! Take a look at the new Payments and allowances.

You'll have the chance to hear from the team about all aspects of fostering, as well as a foster carer or a young person talking about their experiences.

The events are relaxed and informal and will help you to decide if fostering is the right path for you. After the event, you can always get in touch with us if you need any more details.


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

Our in-person events

Our in-person events are going to be held quarterly in 2023, but check back as we might add more dates depending on interest!

Our events start at 6.30pm and are expected to finish at 8.30pm, but please arrive promptly before we begin.

If you'd like to attend, please fill out the Join a fostering event form and we'll be in touch with further details.

Pop-up events

We often have pop-up events at different locations around Leicestershire, to chat with residents about fostering.

There are currently no pop-up events planned.

Our virtual events 

Events are held virtually every 3 weeks (6.30pm - 8.30pm).

We currently hold our virtual events on Microsoft Teams. There’s no need to worry if you've never used this before, we will send a link that will enable you to join from a phone, tablet or computer - but if you've any concerns about this, our team will be happy to help.

If you'd like to attend one of our virtual 'Find out about fostering' events, please please fill out the Join a fostering event form and we'll be in touch 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.