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Danielle smiling
This October we are recognising ‘Sons and Daughters Month’ by highlighting the positive experience and contribution of children who have grown up alongside foster children at home.

Danielle enjoyed growing up alongside foster children and she has since been inspired to become a foster carer herself.
Jason smiling
This Pride Month, we're celebrating foster carers from the LGBTQ+ community and encouraging others to consider fostering vulnerable children. Jason shares his experience of fostering as an LGBTQ+ couple.
Ian at the beach
This Father’s day we are celebrating all of our amazing foster dads. Foster carer Ian shares with us why he fosters and what he enjoys most.
Young people in Essex Share how Foster Carers 'Unlocked their Potential'
Foster Care Fortnight: Young people in Essex share how foster carers ‘unlocked their potential’
Laura Adeyefa is a foster carer with Essex County Council, offering a respite break for mum Laura and her disabled child Lizzie.
Essex County Council is urging more Essex residents to open their homes as respite foster carers for children with disabilities in Essex
Cecilia sat at a table smiling
Essex County Council is urging more Essex residents to open their homes to vulnerable young people by becoming a Supported Lodgings Carer.
Foster Carer in park with child
Foster carers’ fees to increase by approximately 9% as part of review of support.
Foster Carers Bradleigh and Ricardo
With a new year comes new beginnings, and one Essex couple hope that their story will inspire others to make a big difference to a child’s life.
Siblings playing
In a ground-breaking national collaboration, 56 Local Authorities across England have worked together to share ideas and jointly fund the creation of a short film to raise awareness of fostering.
Amelia daughter of foster carer
October is ‘Sons and Daughter’s Month’, recognising and celebrating the vital contribution of children whose parents foster other children into the family. Two young people, Amelie and Theo from Essex, have shared their stories of growing up with foster children.