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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 Jan and Gavin awarded Long Service Award for 38 years of fostering

Opening their hearts and homes - Foster carers Jan and Gavin awarded Essex County Council’s Long Service Award for 38 years of fostering

In the 38 years since Jan and Gavin started fostering, they have supported over 100 children. They were recognised alongside other dedicated foster parents from Essex at a special awards ceremony.
Foster Carer Dyan recognised at a special awards ceremony

Dedicated foster parents from West Essex have been recognised at a special awards ceremony for their hard work caring for the most vulnerable children across the county.

“Fostering has tipped my world upside down. It’s taught me a lot about myself and made me realise what the important things are in life.” Foster carers from West Essex recognised at special awards ceremony
Foster Carer Ricardo and Bradleigh recognised at a special awards ceremony

“Fostering has allowed us to have our own family.” Foster carers Ricardo and Bradleigh explain what fostering means to them after winning a fostering award for South Essex.

Ricardo Timms and Bradleigh Rogers from Stanford Le Hope were awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the South Quadrant’ for their commitment in caring for children who have experienced trauma.