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Transferring from another fostering agency

If you’re already an approved foster carer and would like to find out about joining the Leicestershire fostering family, then get in touch!

Step 1: There are a number of ways you can get in touch to find out about fostering with Leicestershire county council and if a bespoke offer is available for you:


Your enquiry will be confidential between you and us and will not be shared with your current agency, unless you decide to progress with the transfer process.

Step 2: If you decide to transfer, you will need to inform your current fostering agency before this can go ahead.

Step 3:  A shorter assessment process will take place, normally between 3 and 4 months, leading to approval at our panel.

Leicestershire county council work with you and your existing service to make sure that everyone understands what will happen during the transfer process, and that any children or young people placed with you are fully supported and any disruption is kept to a minimum.

Find out more - why foster with us?


Leicestershire County Council are responsible for all the children in care in Leicestershire and we'll always look to place children with our foster carers first. Because of this, our carers usually have one (or more) of our children living with them all year round.

We decided to transfer from another fostering agency due to the number of referrals. Working for Leicestershire, we're at the 'top of the tree' when it comes to having children placed with us.

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 8.30am to 4.30pm

Or text FOSTER to 82222

2. Using our secure fostering enquiry form

Please give us the details below and we'll be in touch.

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