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Foster care in Leicester

The largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest in the country, Leicester is a vibrant and diverse place that needs people like you who can commit to providing fantastic care for children.

We are in urgent need of  Foster Parents in and around Leicester and the East Midlands to change the lives of vulnerable children in Foster Care. Could you help?

Foster care gives children and young people a safe, stable and secure home to help them realise their full potential. 

Anybody can be a foster parent – you just need to be over the age of 21, reasonably fit and healthy and have a spare bedroom in your house.

Could you give support and guidance to the children who need it most?

Young people and children come into care for many reasons and are in need of different types of Foster Placements. 

We would be delighted to speak to  all kinds of people who think that they can offer foster care. There’s many different types of foster care – to learn more about the different types of Fostering please click here.

The Children’s Family Trust is an independent fostering agency that doesn’t make a profit from foster care.

Unlike some fostering agencies, we exist to help children, not make money.

As an independent fostering charity we pride ourselves on the service we give to all of our Foster Carers and as such, we want to ensure that our Carers are fully trained and well supported every step of the way.

All of our Foster Carers are compensated with highly competitive payment fees and a generous benefits package – to help them to give excellent care to the children they are looking after. 

As a Foster Parent in the East Midlands you would be supported by our East Midlands team, who provide out-of-hours help 24 hours a day and ongoing Foster Care Training, as well as regular social events and meetups to help Carers meet up and chat with other CFT Carers in their area. Click here to read more about who we are.

Interested in learning more about becoming a foster carer? Get in touch with us today for an informal chat.

We’re always happy to have a no-commitment chat to answer your questions about becoming a foster carer.

We can guide you through the process of becoming a foster parent and help you to understand what providing foster care is like.

Just fill out the contact form on this page and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can!

Most people will have many questions when they first think about becoming a Foster Parent, and we are very happy to answer these for you. You can contact us on 0300 111 1945 to discuss your questions with us or you can also visit our FAQ’s section for a list of common questions.



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