Find Out About Fostering event at County Hall

Event takes place next week in Glenfield

A woman playing outside with children

People interested in fostering can chat with carers at a special event being held at County Hall.

The informal session will take place on Tuesday (4 April) and will provide an opportunity for people to meet and talk to carers, as well as Leicestershire County Council's fostering team.

Every year, foster carers retire or their circumstances change, so the council is always actively looking for new people to come forward.

The event takes place from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm at County Hall on Tuesday, April 4 in Glenfield (LE3 8RA). Please arrive at the main reception between 6 and 6.15 pm, as the Children in Care Choir, Beacon Voices, will be doing a welcome performance.

The 15-strong choir is made up of children in care and care leavers in Leicestershire. Members of the Beacon Voices develop confidence and skills, including being part of a team and improving their singing. Their three songs on the night, Fairy-tale, Count on me and Just be you is expected to be a highlight of the evening.

You can find out about fostering with Leicestershire County Council by visiting the Fostering Leicestershire website, calling the team on 0116 305 0505, or emailing

Leicestershire Matters

Nearly 100% of children get top three primary choices

If you're a resident interested in fostering, the upcoming county hall event is a chance to hear from other foster carers

A record 99% of children secure a place at one of their top three primary school preferences

The informal session is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the support available to adopt the amazing children waiting for a new home.

Allowances for foster carers have now risen, as the county look for carers with skills and dedication

The event will feature battle re-enactments, living history encampments, author talks and much more