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What is fostering?

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Fostering is where you care for someone else's child or children in your own home for a few days, months or, in some case, until the child grows up.

Foster carers share responsibility for the child with Essex County Council as well as their natural parents.

Although fostering can be tremendously rewarding it can also be challenging  at times which is why we provide the best training along with ongoing support.

You can read more about placements from our very own foster carers' personal experiences.

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or to talk to our friendly recruitment team call 0800 801 530