Social care and supporting families

A family

Find out what benefits, services and help you can get for your family.

If you're nearly 16 years old and you're in local authority care, find out how we can support you to be independent with our Local offer for care leavers.

We provide early help services to a child, young person or family.

Enrolling eligible children and young people in free holiday clubs.

If you share our passion for making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, then we would be delighted if you joined our team.

Help available from our Disabled Children’s Service if you have a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Partnership aims to make a real difference to lives of Leicestershire children and families.

You may be able to claim benefits or get financial help.

Information on who can get free school meals and how to apply.

If you're 18 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school work.

‘Looked after’ children or young people can get help and services from us to keep them safe and happy and to make sure they are given opportunities to better themselves and reach their goals.

Advice and support about domestic or sexual abuse.

Our Information and Support Directory provides information on many useful local organisations and activities where you live.

Contact us if you want to complain about the care of a child, adoption services, care and supervision orders or special guardianship support services.


A room full of staff hold a large orange banner saying Leicestershire County Council Children and Family Services are outstanding

Ofsted inspectors praise work to support children and families

Leicestershire Virtual School is one of the first virtual schools in the country to be granted a platinum Artsmark award

Family hubs have supported more than 7,000 families since opening