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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:

Online fostering information event - Wednesday 22 May

Wednesday 22 May 2024 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Northern Gateway Sports Park, Colchester

Saturday 1 June 2024 (10.30am to 12.30pm)
Visit Northern Gateway sports park in Colchester to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

Online fostering information event - Thursday 6 June

Thursday 6 June 2024 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Braintree Carnival - Saturday 8 June

Saturday 8 June 2024 (12.00pm to 8.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Chelmsford Pride - Saturday 22 June

Saturday 22 June 2024 (12.00pm to 8.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Online fostering information event - Tuesday 25 June

Tuesday 25 June 2024 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Waltham Abbey - Saturday 29 June

Saturday 29 June 2024 (12.00pm to 4.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Online fostering information event - Wednesday 3 July

Wednesday 3 July 2024 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Online fostering information event - Saturday 20 July

Saturday 20 July 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.

Online fostering information event - Thursday 1 August

Thursday 1 August 2024 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Colchester Pride - Saturday 10 August

Saturday 10 August 2024 (11.00am to 3.00pm)
Join us for this session to find out more about fostering, ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Online fostering information event - Saturday 17 August

Saturday 17 August 2024 (10.30am to 12.30pm)
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."