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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:

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.

High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford

Wednesday 15 May 2024 (10.00am to 2.00pm)
Visit High Chelmer Shopping Centre in Chelmsford to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

County Hall, Chelmsford

Wednesday 15 May 2024 (10.00am to 2.00pm)
Visit County Hall in Chelmsford to find out more about fostering and chat with our experienced foster care team.

John Lewis in Chelmsford

Wednesday 15 May 2024 (11.00am to 1.00pm)
Celebrate foster care fortnight by joining us in John Lewis, to find out more about fostering.

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.

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."