Meet current carers at fostering information event

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

Young boy and carer smile at each other whilst reading

Residents interested in fostering are invited to speak with current carers at an upcoming information event.

With more than 730 children and young people currently under Leicestershire County Council’s care, an appeal has been issued for anyone interested in fostering to find out more.

The informal session will take place on Tuesday, 23 April at County Hall in Glenfield, and offers those interested the opportunity to meet with the fostering team and current carers.

Discussions will be had around all aspects of the fostering journey, including the various ways to foster, the application process, and the package of support and training available. Payments and allowances – which have recently risen by almost 7% - will also be discussed.

The information event will take place from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Guests are asked to arrive at the main reception at County Hall (Glenfield, LE3 8RA) by 6:15pm to ensure a prompt start to the event.

People are welcome to turn up on the evening and register in person, or they can book their place by filling out the Join a fostering event form at www.Leicestershire.gov.uk/fostering

For more information about fostering, email fostering@leics.gov.uk, or call 0116 305 0505.

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