Eastern Fostering Services is an independent fostering agency covering Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire We are a dedicated fostering team who work hard to find close knit foster homes for children and young people who can't live with their own family. Our fostering services are second to none as we care deeply about the children and carers we support, and we'd LOVE to do more!
Our list of children in need of a home grows longer and longer, we need to be able to find carers for them. So, If you live in Essex, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire and want to talk more about fostering and becoming a carer, give us a call on 01206 299 775. We promise we'll support you every step of the way.
In the meantime, we've put plenty of good fostering information on our website. Take a look at our Read Up and Info pages to find out more about fostering in Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. And check out “What's so special about us” to decide whether EFS is the right fostering agency for you.
We know you'll always have more questions and that you'll want to speak to one of us, so do give us a call, we are on hand to explain all about fostering and guide you through the process.
You may not know that there is a fostering crisis on your doorstep.
Over the last few years we have seen a large increase in the number of children coming into care and this has been coupled with a sharp decline in the number of people putting themselves forward for fostering.
At EFS, we have done a lot of work to try and demystify fostering and to clarify some of the misconceptions around fostering. Having answered some of the most commonly asked questions about fostering, our current campaign, “Let’s talk about the children” looks at some of the reasons children come into care and shares some of the experiences, successes and challenges that our carers have faced.
If you are interested in fostering, we’d like to invite you to one of our coffee morning information events, which we hold in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Ipswich - January 18th, 11am until 2pm at the Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange
Colchester - February 1st, 11am until 2pm at First Site
These events are an opportunity to learn more about fostering and to talk to the team to understand whether fostering could be right for you and your family. You’ll get to meet some of our carers so that you can get a rounded view of fostering.
We encourage everyone to come along and to invite friends and family too. As you will see from our Facebook videos, fostering can make an important difference in the life of a child and is rewarding for carers as a result.
To register your interest and to find out more, please visit campaign.easternfosteringservices.com/coffee
To follow us on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/EasternFosteringServices
We look forward to seeing you!
The day, when it arrives is cold and wet, unremarkable in many ways for January. But this day is remarkable because it’s the day that’s been looming over us for six months. It’s the day of our foster son’s substantive interview at the Home Office. The basis for asylum being granted or denied.