Foster 4 Leeds

Welcome to Foster4Leeds, Leeds City Council’s Fostering ​Department


Leeds is the second largest local authority in England so we naturally have a high number of looked after children. We currently support 714 fostering households but we still need to recruit more.

We provide a range of fostering services:

  • What is fostering: Find out how to become a foster carer and/or support lodgings provider for your local council. Here at Leeds we aim to place all our looked after children in local foster homes. We currently have shortages for a variety of foster carers.
    If you want to know more about becoming a foster carer for Leeds City Council please contact us on: 0113 378 3538 or email

  • Kinship Carers: You are a kinship carer if you are looking after the child of a relative or friend on a full time basis, whether this is a temporary or permanent arrangement. Find out more information here.

  • Fostering disabled children: Find out how to become a foster carer for children with additional needs/disabilities.

  • Approved Foster Carer Site: This is a portal that our approved foster carers can access information from, not available to non-Leeds City Council carers.

Contact details: please contact us on: 0113 378 3538 or email

If you wish to talk to us and our carers face to face visit us at our next fostering information event:

Fostering children with complex needs/disabilities - Wednesday 6th December 2017
Village Hotel North, 186 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS16 5PR
Free on-site parking.
Time: drop in between 6:00pm and 8:30pm

We look forward to seeing you.

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