If you're looking for information about fostering, or you would like to fill in some forms to get the ball rolling, you can start by browsing our Downloads. We have packs of information, ready for you to read, so you can start preparing to become a foster carer today!
Fostering Information Pack
What is fostering? What does a foster carer do? Am I eligible to become a foster carer? In addition to our Frequently Asked Questions (see About Us), our Information Pack will help explain what fostering is about - if you've just started on the road to becoming a foster carer, then please take a few minutes to read through this introduction.
Statement of Purpose
If you would like to know more about Eastern Family Services, then please read through our Statement of Purpose. This pack briefly explains what we hope to achieve, our aims for you and others like you, the services we provide, and how we support children and young people.
Fostering Reading List
There's a wide range of reading materials which can help you to become a better foster carer. We would like to say you would only need to listen to us, but learning from multiple sources is the best way to broaden knowledge. Take a look at our reading list for advice on what other materials can help you on your road to effective fostering.
Fostering Enquiry Form
If you would like more detailed answers, you can fill out one of our Fostering Enquiry Forms. Once you have filled this out, send it to us and we'll get back as soon as possible.
It's important to remember that going into foster care is a massive change for most children. And as likely as not, an unwelcome one. Our Children's Guide aims to help a child understand their new circumstances, what is happening to them and who they can talk to about it.
Young People's Survival Guide to Fostering
At a time when Young People are going through a period of natural but often confusing change, fostering, involving a massive change in circumstances, is still one of the biggest changes that could affect them. Our Young People's Survival Guide to Fostering seeks to answer questions the young person may have and provides a contact number of a person they can talk to about their situation.
Children of Foster Carer's Survival Guide
Fostering a child won't only affect your life but the lives of everyone around you too, especially if you have children of your own. This simple guide helps your children to understand the situation, answering questions on how fostering can impact on family life.