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Fostering information events

Fostering team at drop in events

Our online and face to face drop in information events are an informal opportunity to learn more about fostering and how to become a foster carer. You can hear first-hand from people who foster and learn about some of the children who need homes. Social workers and foster carers will be on hand to chat and answer your questions, and we'll tell you more about the process of becoming a foster carer.

Our information events cover different areas of fostering, from supported lodgings to fostering a child with disabilities. If you're thinking about fostering, come along to an event to learn more.

Events are held on both online via Zoom and face to face. If you have any questions about our events, please call us on 0800 801 530 or send us an email at FosterRecruitment@essex.gov.uk. 

Location:

Saturday 24 February - virtual drop-in

Saturday 24 February 2024 (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Basildon Sporting Village, March 2024

Saturday 9 March 2024 (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Visit Basildon Sporting Village to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

Great Dunmow Leisure Centre

Saturday 23 March 2024 (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Visit Great Dunmow Leisure Centre to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

Tuesday 9 April - virtual drop-in

Tuesday 9 April 2024 (7.00pm to 8.30pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

South Woodham Ferrers Library

Saturday 13 April 2024 (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Visit South Woodham Ferrers Library to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

Basildon Library

Saturday 20 April 2024 (10.00am to 12.30pm)
Visit Basildon Library to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

Wednesday 24 April - virtual drop-in

Wednesday 24 April 2024 (7.00pm to 8.30pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Thursday 9 May - virtual drop in

Thursday 9 May 2024 (7.00pm to 8.30pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

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



 

"Anyone can foster. It's the best thing we've ever done." Debbie and Vic, foster carers

 

“My advice to anyone thinking about fostering is to do your homework, ask a mountain of questions, and talk to as many people as you can."