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

Nick in his garden

“As a single parent I’m not what most would consider as a typical foster carer; it just shows that those from all walks of life can do it successfully”

Nick, aged 58 from Braintree, has fostered between 30 and 40 young people over the last 16 years; all of which have been teenagers. “It’s such a positive thing to be working with these teenagers. They have often had many chances taken away from them already and experienced much disappointment. They often crave some stability and routine. I love showing them that there is a better way and instilling some self-worth in them, so they can have a happier life”.

Pride month

This month is Pride Month and we wanted to celebrate our foster carers from the LGBT+ community for the incredible care they provide to our children. Our carers come from all walks of life, all genders and all ages because we know that what’s important is that they can offer the care, security and stability that a vulnerable young person needs. Read Paul and husband Gerry's story of fostering here.
Boy with special needs writing letters while sitting at the desk in class room

Online fostering information event

Saturday 4 July 2020 (11.00am to 1.00pm)