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Online information events

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Our online 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, all from the comfort of your living room. 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 currently held on Zoom but, when we can, we'll restart our local events around Essex. If you have any questions about our events, please call us on 0800 801 530 or send us an email at fosteringrecruitmentduty@essex.gov.uk..

Location:

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Saturday 15 May 2021 (11.00am to 1.00pm)
Join us to learn how to become a foster carer and what it's like to foster a child.

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Thursday 20 May 2021 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
At this free online event, you'll have the chance to ask questions, speak to foster carers and find out about the children needing care.

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Wednesday 26 May 2021 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Everyone is welcome to join our virtual events, whether you're brand new to fostering or you've done it before.

Online event: Learn more about fostering children with disabilities

Wednesday 16 June 2021 (12.00pm to 1.30pm)
Come along to this virtual event and learn how to become a foster carer, what you can earn and who needs foster care.

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Wednesday 30 June 2021 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
This interactive session will give you the chance to ask questions and speak with experienced foster carers.

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Saturday 17 July 2021 (11.00am to 1.00pm)
Join us for a relaxed session about the training, support and pay we offer our foster carers.

Online event: Learn more about fostering

Thursday 29 July 2021 (7.00pm to 9.00pm)
Here's your chance to learn more about fostering from the comfort of your own home.

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."