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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.

David and wife, Marie

“Simply spending time with a foster child can make a big difference, as many haven’t experienced this before”

David and Marie had been providing respite foster care for a year but when David was made redundant and thstruck they e country went into lockdown they decided to increase their involvement. “Upon reflection, being made redundant has had a positive impact as I’ve been able to afford these children my time and I’m more relaxed than ever."
Cheryl and husband Gary

“Moving children onto adoption is a challenge as you build up such a bond fostering a child but seeing them safe and secure, is such a good feeling”.

Foster carer Cheryl had worked in a school for 9 years before deciding to foster, she said: “It really opened my eyes to what some children go through. Not all children have the happy childhood that my own children had. Some came from very chaotic homes and they knew no different. Seeing this, I was positive that my husband and I could make a real difference to their lives. By giving them a stable, secure and loving home, it would hopefully enable them to see a happy future life ahead”.
Boy with special needs writing letters while sitting at the desk in class room

Online fostering information event

Wednesday 14 October 2020 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)