Register your interest

    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?

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    Do you have a spare room?

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

      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?

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

        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.

        New year, new role?

        Extensive training and development
        Fostering allowance from £370 p/w
        Excellent support 24/7
        A friendly and highly experienced team

        Want to talk about fostering? We are now offering online private consultations, click here to arrange a slot.

        Lucy Stevens - 6th January 2022

        Could 2022 be the year you start your fostering journey?

        At this time of year many people begin to re- evaluate and start to think about a change of direction, perhaps hoping to pursue a role which will bring more meaning and satisfaction to their lives. If you have ever thought about fostering, 2022 could be the time to pursue a new and rewarding vocation which could help change the life of a child for the better and bring you associated rewards.

        With the numbers of children in care significantly increasing (now over 80,000 in England according to Government statistics) we need more caring and compassionate foster carers who can welcome children into their homes and provide them with the warmth and support they deserve. Whilst fostering is not always an easy task and requires time, patience, understanding and resilience it can equally bring huge emotional rewards for both the children and their foster parents.

        There is no one-size-fits-all in fostering and we are happy to accept applications from all sectors of the community. Likewise, we try to carefully match children to suit your family circumstances and skills.

        Here are some of the different types of fostering you might consider –

        Short term/ Task centred Fostering

        These arrangements are usually planned whilst assessments are undertaken by the Local Authority to work towards reunification with family or an alternative permanent placement. This means a child can be placed in foster care for a short period or for several months pending the outcome of assessments.

        Emergency Fostering

        A child requires a foster placement at short notice, usually for a few days, until alternative plans are made.

        Respite Fostering

        A child who is already in foster care may be placed with another foster carer for short periods. Sometimes children with additional needs who live with birth family may also need respite to enable families to get rest and support.

        Long term/Permanency

        When a child cannot return home and adoption is not an option, they will be placed with a foster family who can offer them security until adulthood and beyond.

        Other Specialist types of Fostering include

        Parent and Child Fostering

        Assessment based placements for a parent and their infant where the foster carer provides a positive parenting role model, guidance, and support.

        Bridging to Adoption

        The foster parent supports and prepares a child for adoption

        Fostering Asylum Seeking young people

        Unaccompanied young people who have come to the UK to escape war and conflict in their home countries are housed and supported by a foster carer until they are ready to live independently.

        If you think you could make a positive difference to a child’s life by providing a loving home in 2022 please contact us for more information . We provide our foster carers with excellent training, support and allowances and if you are ready to make the change we will be with you every step of the way in your new fostering career.

        You can contact us at team@easternfosteringservices.com, call us on 01206 299775, send us a message or message us on Facebook. You can also find lots of useful information on our website.

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          Register your interest

          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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