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Find out about becoming an independent visitor

Spend a rewarding few hours with a child in care

Why foster with us?

People looking for a rewarding, fulfilling way to spend a few hours each week are being encouraged to volunteer as independent visitors to some of the county’s children in care.

Independent visitors are a vital part of the county council’s fostering family - and one independent visitor, Sally, has spoken about her experiences.

She said: “I love that I can build a meaningful, friendly relationship with a young person and feel like I’m making a difference to their life. I would definitely recommend having a look at the role.

“Lots of different people make great independent visitors, so I would  encourage people to have a think about what they  could offer.”


Volunteers are involved with our children in care inthrough activities such as going bowling or taking a walk in the park. The youngsters can really benefit from a few hours in their company


The council’s next informal information evening to find out more about fostering is this Thursday, (14th June) between 6.30pm-8pm at County Hall, Glenfield. The event offers the perfect opportunity for people to find out more about independent visitors - and the different types of fostering opportunities available.

More information on fostering can be found on or by calling the recruitment team on 0116 305 0505.

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