Interested in fostering in Leicester or Leicestershire?
There are currently around 1,200 children living in foster care in Leicester City and the surrounding Leicestershire area, including Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Loughborough, and more. We’re always looking to find loving foster homes for children and young people. So if you think you could make a difference to a child in your area, then we'd love to hear from you.
We’ve been providing fostering services across Leicestershire - including Leicester - for many years, during which we’ve built strong and long-term relationships with the local authorities who need our support. We’ve also established an experienced and stable team that’s fully committed to positive futures for children.
We have offices situated in both Long Eaton and Coventry, as well as a team of social workers who provide extraordinary support and regular visits to our Leicestershire foster families. Together, we offer an enduring sense of continuity to foster parents and to children and young people, helping them step forward with confidence – so if you're interested in fostering in Leicester, why not join our team today?
You might already have fostering experience and be looking for the support of a highly professional organisation. Or you might just be thinking it’s something you’d like to do. Either way, as a leading fostering organisation with over 20 years of experience across England and Scotland, we know what it takes to train, support, develop and reward great foster parents, so you’ll be in safe hands.
You’re just one call away from our team of friendly advisers - and from taking a big step into a rewarding new career and way of life.
Call us at:
0800 369 8512
Out of hours:
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
Your local team
31-33 Meadow Lane
Supervision with your social worker
Helpline for additional support
Support for young people
Events for the whole family
Leicester fostering allowance
As a Fosterplus foster parent, you'll receive a generous allowance for each child in their care - generally between £16,000 and £26,000 per year, which is often completely tax-free.
Plus, you'll receive hundreds of discounts for some of your favourite shops, restaurants, and family experiences, as well as a generous refer-a-friend scheme.
Who can foster?
The minimum requirements to apply to become a foster parent are:
- 21 years of age or older
- Have the legal right to work in the UK
- Have a spare bedroom
- Have a strong desire to nurture a child in care
If you meet these criteria and would like to learn more, then we’d love to speak to you. We’ll be there every step of the way!
Benefits of working with Fosterplus in Leicester
Successful fostering starts with excellent matching, and that's something we work hard to get right first time, every time.
With a massive range of training courses to choose from, we’re able to create a tailor-made programme to meet your interest and needs.