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We're there every step of the way

EFS will be with you every step of the way

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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.

Being a carer at EFS is like being part of a family. I always feel they listen and are there for me.

Mother and baby fostering

When people think of fostering, they often think of babies and young children. Not many people know that you can foster young mothers (or fathers) and their babies. What is Mother and baby fostering? There are some young parents who, for various reasons, may be ill-equipped for parenting. Indeed, they may have experienced chaotic, inconsistent … Continue reading Mother and baby fostering

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The Fostering Assessment – why do we need to carry out checks?

Eastern Fostering Services wants to recruit foster carers who can meet the individual needs of children; who can provide them with a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow. When they apply, all prospective foster carers undergo a fostering assessment which takes on average 4-6 months.  Included in the fostering assessment ·        An initial … Continue reading The Fostering Assessment – why do we need to carry out checks?

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