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Specialist foster care

If you have experience of working with young people, consider using your skills to provide intensive, care plan-led support as a specialist foster carer.

Looking for a new career challenge?

As a specialist foster carer you can look at two routes to progress your role:

One2one foster care

One2one carers are experienced in dealing with challenging behaviours and provide intensive support to a young person. Being a one2one foster carer is a full-time role and carers should be able to drive, have a spare bedroom and have no under 18s living at home. 

Parallel foster care

Parallel carers foster a young person to help strengthen their family relationships. Placements last up to 12 weeks with a view that the young person will then return to their family. The full-time role is for carers that have a spare bedroom and no under 10s living at home.

Our carers:

  • Must have relevant experience or a professional background dealing with challenging or difficult behaviours. This may include health and social care, youth work or teaching
  • Earn up £33k per annum with paid leave
  • Receive a tailored training & support package
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with extensive support from Leicestershire County Council staff
  • Must have a spare bedroom

This is your chance to use your skills and make a real difference to a Leicestershire young person who needs extra support.

Please contact us today to find out more.

Tell me more about fostering

All fields are mandatory unless stated otherwise.

1. By phone

Call us on 0116 305 0505

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Or text FOSTER to 82222 

2. Using our secure fostering enquiry form

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