Fostering in Leicester &


AFA are actively recruiting foster carers for the Leicester City and Leicestershire areas, including towns such as Coalville, Melton Mowbray, Hinckley, Market Harborough and Loughborough.

Foster placements are needed for children of all ages, from babies right through to teenagers. We also need care for sibling groups, parent and child assessment placements and for children seeking asylum.
Children referred to us also come from a wide range of backgrounds, reflecting the diverse population of Leicester and Leicestershire. It is important for us to match children with families from similar cultural and religious backgrounds and we are keen to further broaden the diversity of our pool of foster carers.

What support will you get from AFA?

AFA is an agency that prides itself on being there to support carers 24:7. We have a team of dedicated professionals who tailor their support to fit the individual. Each fostering family has their own Placement Manager local to Leicestershire who is there to help and support the whole family.

We also have a comprehensive training package, high quality supervision and regular activity days and consultation events. These are all provided through our dedicated Midlands office based in Castle Donington.

AFA Fostering in Leicestershire

Leicester and Leicestershire has a great history of sporting success, including Leicester City Football Club winning the 2015-16 Premier League, and Leicester Tigers being one of the top rugby clubs in Europe. AFA Fostering is also proud to sponsor junior cricket at Egerton Park Football Club, with cricket manager, Richard Haffenden saying,

“Grass roots sport depends on huge amounts of time and effort from volunteers and parents and it is often difficult to find money to provide kit and equipment for children too. Egerton Park juniors will benefit hugely from the investment from AFA Fostering.  We are really grateful for their involvement and the children are delighted with their new kit.”

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This information will only be used to process your expression of interest within AFA as a potential foster carer and will not be shared with any 3rd party.

Already a foster carer?

We’d love to hear from experienced foster carers too. Find out more about transferring fostering agency.