Fostering in Leicester

Children need fostering in Leicester. Whether you are new to fostering or have previous experience, we have a variety of placements from emergency to long term. We offer 24/7 support, peer support, regular activities and free training.

If you’re thinking about training to become a foster parent or taking it up again, work with a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step of the way.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK, with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer with us, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in and around Leicester. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Leicester have a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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We like the new umbrella of National Fostering Group (which Jay Fostering is part of). We find that if someone at Jay Fostering can’t help us, someone at National Fostering Group can.

We’ve been made to feel very welcome. It was like a family bubble at Jay and now we’ve got a bigger bubble. The support we get from our agency is really important to us. It feels a bit like a security blanket, having someone else to back us up and stand alongside us. We feel that the training was second to none, too.

Ryan, foster carer, Leicester

UK fostering

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve. More than 8,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

Fostering agencies in Leicester

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our lead fostering agency in Leicester has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers across your area have access to several foster parent support groups
  • We have a family feel and our foster carers get support 24/7
  • Foster parents get invites to regular activities in a genuine carer-led environment
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

We are a fabulous team, we all bend over backwards to support each other through any given situation, from personal difficulties, to cover meetings, duty and Out of Hours. Someone will always help out a colleague in any situation.

Annie, supervising social worker

Fostering statistics

Around 4,070 children live with a foster family in the East Midlands. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

Fostering in Leicester and the Midlands

Many children and young people are awaiting a foster parent in Leicester. National Fostering Group has local offices across the Midlands, including Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Nuneaton, Market Harborough and Peterborough.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers