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Recipe for foster carers campaign launches

Girl wearing a black woolly hat stirring food in a saucepan with a whisk
Help our children, become a foster carer

A new fostering campaign has been launched during Foster Care Fortnight.

The thirty second video, which will be shown on Sky TV channels to county residents, is voiced by one of Leicestershire’s children in care and details some of the key recipe ingredients to make a good foster carer.

These include a “tablespoon of kindness, a sprinkling of fun and a handful of love.”

There are more than 600 children in care in Leicestershire and the council hopes that the advert will inspire more people to come forward and find out about fostering.

We want to remind people during Foster Care Fortnight that it’s the little things that are so vitally needed by children in care. Lots of people, from all walks of life, make great foster carers and our advert emphasises just that. 

“You don’t have to be an expert to be a foster parent, just a loving, caring person. I would encourage anyone curious about fostering to watch the video and get in touch to find out more.

Our foster carers receive generous allowances and regular placements, as well as access to local training and 24/7 support. Applicants must be over 21 and have a spare bedroom.

For more information about fostering with us visit or call 0116 305 0505 for a friendly chat with the team.

T0931 Fostering TV Advert TV Version

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