Why foster with us?

Find out why Leicestershire County Council are the first choice for fostering.

We aim to be with you during every step of your fostering journey.

With over 700 children and young people in care across Leicestershire, the need for foster carers has never been greater.  If you think you could make a difference to even one young person, get in touch with us today.

If you’re already fostering with another agency, find out about transferring from another fostering agency

Services and support

If you foster with us you’ll be part of Leicestershire County Council’s fostering family with access to all of the services and support that we offer:

  • Regular placements - meaning payments and allowances that you can rely on.
  • Your own, dedicated supporting social worker, who will regularly be in touch and available to support you.
  • To be supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team 365 days a year who will work closely with you and each other to look after our children in care.
  • Local fostering training venues with dedicated training officers, so you don’t have to travel long distances to a regional office in another county.
  • Local support groups, run by our foster carers based all around the county, meaning that there’s always someone close by.
  • Our virtual school  and dedicated placement support team who will support you and our children in care.
  • A monthly newsletter
  • Regular events for our fostering families, birth children and children in care, including craft days, picnics and celebration evenings for your family to attend and meet other foster carers.
  • A gift voucher reward scheme for our carers who refer someone to foster with us.
  • Opportunities to take part in our recruitment activities and events.

As full members of The Fostering Network and New Family Social, you'll have access to all of their support and information too.

I love fostering for Leicestershire County Council - I think the support from the fostering department is excellent.  

Leicestershire foster carer

We have had such a lovely experience of fostering with Leicestershire County Council so far. We loved the training and have felt supported by everybody we have come across; any situations we have faced, we have had someone’s support.

Leicestershire foster carer

Even if you’re currently in the early stages of your fostering journey and are deciding whether fostering is right for you and your family, we’re here to support. Our team can answer any questions that you may have – fill out the form below, drop us an email, or give us a call.

We’d love to hear from you.

Tell me more about fostering

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1. By phone

Call us on 0116 305 0505

Lines are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8.30am - 4.30pm), Tuesday and Thursday (8.30am - 8pm)

Or text WEAREFAMILY to 60777

2. Using our secure enquiry form

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