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Fostering in Essex news

Darren and Helen with certificate
Inspirational Harlow foster parents who have changed the lives of thousands of children in Essex by opening their hearts and homes have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony staged by Essex County Council.
Kali and Shiv at the awards ceremony
Inspirational foster parents Kali and Shiv, who have two children of their own, won an award for 'Working with Special Educational Needs [SEND] children to have a good life’ at a special awards ceremony.
Cllr Louise McKinlay, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Essex County Council, flanked by foster parents.
Essex County Council has officially launched its drive to find 100 more foster carers with the start of Foster Care Fortnight this week.
Young boy and girl laying in the grass wearing pink and red sunglasses
New fee structure launches today which significantly increases fees, support and training for foster carers.

Oasis Network for foster carers

Wednesday 22 August 2018
A group of adults and children sat round a kitchen table
Come along to County Hall, Chelmsford on Wednesday 29 August, 10am to 4pm, to find out more about the Oasis Network and register your interest in becoming a mentor.
young boy and child wearing red and blue comedy glasses
Essex County Council Fostering service is set to significantly increase its fees, support and training package for foster carers.
Fostering mascot
Essex County Council is pleased to announce a friendly new member of its fostering team.
Man and woman in front of a pier at the seaside
Debbie and Vic Finch are a retired couple who have fostered more than 100 children over the last 18 years.
Child smiling and looking at the camera
Unaccompanied asylum seeker Salma, 14, describes the shock of arriving alone in a new country and how her Essex foster carers helped her every step of the way.