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Category archives: ProudToFoster

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#ProudToFoster – Paul

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

I’m Paul. My wife and I are from Suffolk and have been fostering now for 3 years. Before fostering I worked in the Caring sector, caring for elderly people and young people with learning disabilities. I am now a retired grandfather. My wife contuinues to work part-time as a counsellor and whilst we share the care of our foster child, I suppose you could say that I am the main carer. We began to foster our child pretty much as soon as we were approved and she has been with us ever since. Fostering has been a life-changing experience. We have come to love our child and have invested significantly in her emotionally. We have loved to watch her begin

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#ProudToFoster – Tracey

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

Hi, I’m Tracey. I’m from Suffolk. I’m a single mother to 3 adult sons and I’ve been fostering for 2 years. Fostering was something I always wanted to do. I’d worked with troubled teens for most of my career and recognised that a warm, nurturing home could really have an impact on the lives of the most vulnerable. I raised my own 3 sons to adulthood, and through work as a Behaviour Mentor at an Upper School, had been able to support teens,so I knew that I had plenty of relevant experience. Once my boys had flown the nest, there was nothing to hold me back. I talked at length with my sons and my boyfriend, who were all fully

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#ProudToFoster – Beth, Mel, Mitch

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

We’re Beth, Mel and Mitch. Last year our Mum and Dad became foster carers. It’s something all of us support 100% and we’ve been part of the whole process, from application through to taking in our first child earlier this year. We’ve been really included in the fostering process, we’ve been to training, we’ve attended events – Mitch even did a spot of dancing at the Eastern Fostering Services talent show! And of course, we support our mum and dad to foster on a daily basis. Like any big change in life, we’ve had to adapt. At first, it can feel very strange having a new child in the house. As a family, we’re open and honest and this has

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#ProudToFoster – Julie

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

I’m Julie. I’m mum to Mel, Beth and Mitch and foster with my husband Martin in Essex. Before fostering, and in addition to bringing up our children, I worked in the caring profession. I think fostering was a natural choice for me. I’ve brought my own kids up and they’re mostly independent. We’ve now got the space and the energy and passion to foster. Fostering has been a life-long wish of mine. I have loved being a parent and our kids have had a caring and nurturing family to grow up in; we just wanted to offer that to children who are less fortunate. We’ve been fostering with Eastern Fostering Services since the end of 2017. Of course our lives

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#ProudToFoster – Tracy

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

Hi, I’m Tracy. I’m from Suffolk. I’m a single parent of 2 (now adult) girls. I began fostering in 2012, when my daughters were in their 20s. I’d always wanted to foster and had worked as a childminder and nanny so I knew it was something I had relevant skills and experience for. Once my girls were independent, I finally had the time and energy to devote to fostering and so, very much as a family, we decided to go for it. Initially, I wanted to foster young children (under 5s) and indeed the first child I looked after was just 3 years old. But soon, I began to reflect on how much relevant experience I had through raising my

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#ProudtoFoster – Lai

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

I’m Lai. I’m a mother of 2 teens and together with my husband have been fostering for 2 years. Before we began fostering, we had been a host family for International students with the Essex Local Authority. We really enjoyed this but we wanted to make a difference to some of the more vulnerable children closer to home. We had always wanted to foster and we felt it was a natural progression. We’re an easy going family who feel that we have a good home to share and embody the warm and nurturing unit that so many children in Essex are lacking. We wanted to share our life experiences and wisdom and to help children learn all the skills they

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#ProudToFoster – Jim

Lucy Stevens - 28th April 2018

I’m Jim. I’m currently finishing my PhD in plant science and I’ve been fostering for 2 years along with my wife and two young sons. A few years back, I’d been commuting from Essex to the City for 10 years. But it wasn’t really doing it for me. I wanted to do something more meaningful. So I discussed it with my wife, and we decided to change our focus. This period coincided with a deepening of the refugee crisis and the insurgency in Syria. My wife worked in fostering and did direct work with a variety of children including child refugees. We both felt pretty strongly that we wanted to help the situation in some way. But we wanted it

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Apply to foster
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Apply to foster

If you would like to register your interest in fostering, please complete the form below. We will get back to you shortly to discuss next steps.

Have you applied to foster before?

YesNo

Do you have a spare room?

YesNo

We will contact you, using your preferred contact details, as soon as possible.

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know

Transfer to EFS

Existing foster carers sometimes approach us because they want to transfer from their existing fostering provider. If you are not happy with the service you are currently receiving and would like to know more about transferring fostering provider, complete the form below and we will get back to you.

Do you have a child in placement?

YesNo

We will contact you, using your preferred contact details, as soon as possible.

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know

Contact us

If you have questions about fostering, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will contact you, using your preferred contact details, as soon as possible.

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know
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