Transforming lives through fostering
Rated outstanding by Ofsted, we are a small team who truly makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.
I don’t feel like a foster child anymore, I feel like a normal boy with a normal family.Child feedback Ofsted 2023
Do you want to be part of an Oustanding team?
To find out more about fostering with us, have a look at What we do.
I feel protected because there is so much experience in Eastern Fostering Services, they are all about the children as well as looking at how best to help us.Foster Carer, Essex
How do we ensure that fostering is a positive experience for our children and carers?
Support: We provide outstanding support to our foster carers. We know all of our carers and children very well. This means we understand their individual circumstances and needs. Understanding our children and carers is key in our approach to advocating for them. What’s more, our carers agree with us. You can see what our foster carers and children have to say here.
Training: One of our key roles is to help foster carers build knowledge, confidence and resilience. We do this through our varied training and development programme. You can find out more about the excellent training opportunities we offer here.
This agency provides outstanding care and support to children and foster carers. Children thrive because of the care provided by their foster carers and the wider network of support from the agency.Ofsted, 2023
Young Person’s and Birth Children’s forums:
We want to ensure that all children’s voices are heard and that they shape our service. Our young people regularly meet and discuss all elements of life including how the agency can better support them and their carers. Our birth children also meet to suport one another and some of the older, more experienced birth children mentor the younger ones.
Fostering where I live
Eastern Fostering Services has families in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. We are always
looking for fostering families in these areas.
Putting the FUN into fostering
Being a foster carer is hard work but we believe it should be fun too! We put on plenty of events for our families. These help us to build a supportive fostering community and ensure that we celebrate one another.
As a prospective foster carer, you will need to find out as much as you can. We’re here to help you at this stage of your journey. Why not come to one of our fostering information events? You can find out more about our events on our Facebook page.More info