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Fostering

Foster carers help build better, brighter futures for hundreds of children across Essex every year.

Essex Fostering is committed to providing the best service and support for children in care and their foster families. We've been matching children with foster parents for more than 50 years and we're proud to be rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. As we oversee all children in care in Essex, our foster carers have the best chance of being paired with a child that suits their family.

Foster Carers Stephen and Colin

“Once you start fostering, you’ll never look back

As we recognise and celebrate Pride Month and Essex’s own Pride celebrations on the 25 June, Stephen and Colin from Essex share their experiences of fostering and encourage others, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community, who are looking for a new direction in their life, to think about fostering.
join Will Quince MP, Minister for Children, who is taking part in a Fosterwalk with foster carers in his local area

Join Will Quince MP in a Fosterwalk with foster carers

Please join Will Quince MP, Minister for Children, who is taking part in a Fosterwalk with foster carers in his local area to celebrate the end of Foster Care Fortnight this Friday 20th May and to help raise awareness of fostering.
Sue and Abi

“I am where I am today because of my foster carers.” Abi, a foster care leaver shares her story

A teenager who credits her foster carers in helping her get to where she is today is encouraging more people to come forward and foster as part of a campaign run by Essex County Council during Foster Care Fortnight from 9th to 20th May.
Rows of people at a event

Drop-in fostering information event: Great Leighs

Saturday 2 July 2022 (2.00pm to 4.00pm)
A man helping a young boy with lego

Fostering Information Event - Online

Monday 18 July 2022 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)