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We are aware of an error with a small number of direct debits, which we are working with our bank to correct. If you have been affected, for more details call 0116 454 1010.

Why foster?

Besides giving you a fantastic sense of achievement, fostering for Leicester provides you with all the back-up and security only a local authority can offer.

You can download a full transcript for this video at the bottom of the page.

Do something amazing 

If you would like to be doing something amazing this year, why not start by contacting our fostering team? You are invited to meet our friendly advisors and foster carers at one of our popular events. Each year nearly 500 children stay with foster families in Leicester. This can be for a week at a time or for several years. Children come from all communities and range from new-born babies to young teenagers. Sometimes brothers and sisters need a home where they can stay together. Disabled children can need short breaks for one weekend a month or more permanent care. 


Dave and Maddie, Leicester
“Fostering for Leicester meant that we could choose the age-group and type of child we want to foster. The fostering team always try to match the right child to the right foster family which is best for the kids and for us."

How much do our carers earn? 

We have a tiered payment scheme that reflects the age of the child you foster as well the skills and experience you bring to fostering. There are additional generous payments for carers for children aged over eleven as well as carers for siblings. We also provide extra financial support for a range of activities as well as for birthdays, holidays, and celebrations. 

Our Leisure Fund can cover additional expenses relating to children’s hobbies, and sporting, cultural or educational activities. We also provide all the equipment you need to get started. Contact us for full details using the details below. 

Next steps? 

Thinking about fostering?

Get in touch with us online

Come to one of our drop in sessions

Find out how you can become a foster carer - no booking required.

Keep up-to-date with our events by joining us on Facebook - Leicester Fostering.

Contact us

Send us a message
Ring us: 0116 454 4500