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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.

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.
Foster Carers Derrick and Rachael

“I look back on my time in foster care with Derrick and Rachael with a lot of happy memories.” Michael, a foster care leaver from South Essex shares his story

A young adult who credits his foster carers in helping him get to where he 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.
A man with child reading book with teepee in background

Online Fostering Information Event

Saturday 28 May 2022 (10.30am to 12.30pm)
A man helping a young boy with lego

Supported Lodgings Information Event - Online

Tuesday 14 June 2022 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
A man with child reading book with teepee in background

Online Fostering Information Event

Saturday 25 June 2022 (10.30am to 12.30pm)