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Become a foster carer

Father and daughter running in autumnal woods

With exciting new changes taking place for the Essex County Council Fostering service, it has never been a better time to register your interest. 

We value our foster carers and know that stable foster placements provide the best experience for our children in care. 

As a result we will be investing in the fostering service to ensure that we continue to support carers to provide the best outcomes for local children.

From 1 October 2018, Essex foster carers will access an increased financial and support package. 

As an Essex Foster Carer, the rewards are huge and we will work with you every step of the way during the sign up process

If you are thinking of fostering, think Essex County Council!

Myth busting

There are many myths surrounding who can foster, meaning that many people rule themselves out as possible foster carers unnecessarily.  Find out more about these common misconceptions by watching our foster carer tell their story in the film below.

Myth: I can't foster if I have a young family


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