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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.

Lynne with daughters

“Supported lodgings fitted in with my busy lifestyle. I could still live my own life but have an impact on someone else’s life”

Lynne grew up with a mum who fostered and enjoyed having a large and diverse household. With a demanding job she didn't feel fostering was quite right for her but then she discovered supported lodgings. Read her story
Deborah sitting in the woods

"I desperately felt like I had more love to share"

When NHS worker Deborah Mbabazi's two children grew up and moved out to start their own lives she started to reflect on her purpose in life and said "I desperately felt like I had more love to share". But with a demanding job as a nurse fostering wasn't a suitable option, then she discovered Supported Lodgings...
Boy with special needs writing letters while sitting at the desk in class room

Online fostering information event

Tuesday 18 August 2020 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)