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If you want to do more than just a job and make a real difference to children’s lives then fostering could be ideal for you.

Foster carers help build better, brighter futures for hundreds of children across Essex every year. They provide a loving, safe, stable home and a nurturing environment to help the most vulnerable children in our county grow in confidence and achieve their potential.

The rewards of fostering are huge. Although it can be demanding and challenging, you will be helping young people feel good about who they are and ensuring they get the support they need to flourish. Knowing you can change a young person's life for the better can be extremely satisfying.

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We have had the most amazing ten years fostering

Amanda and Colin Stevens had considered fostering for 10 years before deciding to go ahead soon after the birth of their third child.

Lovable bear helps to promote fostering

Essex County Council is pleased to announce a friendly new member of its fostering team.